Battle Ax - Kievan Rus, Vikings 9 - 11th century AD

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller sergii78 (227) 98.1%, Location: Kiev, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232867588297 Battle Ax - Chekan , Kievan Rus, Vikings - 9 - 11th century AD. The Chekan is in good conditionWith minimal restorationСovered with micro-wax.Very rare +++ Weight - 460 grams.Length - 22,0 cm---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chekan - short-bladed cold steel with the main impact element in the form of a beak (ax) and a hammer on the shoe. Has an eye for fixing the handle. The name comes from the Old Russian word "chasing", which was synonymous with the word "ax". Has a significant effectiveness against armor. Similar in form, but functionally distinct is the "hammerhead" war hammer - in Russia and "nadzhak" - in Poland. In this sense, the mint (on the one hand) and the gnat (on the other) could be elements of one combined weapon - polleksa. In Russia, the mint served as a sign of superior dignity. He was taken on a hike and then carried on a saddle, placing a tip in a loop, attached to a button trimmed with morocco and embroidered with gold or silver.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Norman theory of the founding of Rus' Norman theory (normality) - a direction in historiography, developing the concept that the name Kievan Rus in the period from IX to XI centuries. belonged to people from Scandinavia, who in Western Europe were called Normans. Over time, the concept of Rus spread to the territories controlled by the Normans (Kievan Rus), and then the local tribes inhabiting the territory. In the Russian and Soviet historiography, norminism is traditionally opposed to antinormanism. Supporters of normality include the Normans (Vikings of Scandinavian origin) to the founders of the first states of the Eastern Slavs: Novgorod, and then Kievan Rus. In fact, this follows the historiographical concept of the Tale of Bygone Years (the beginning of the 12th century), supplemented by the identification of the chronicled Varangians as Scandinavians-Normans. Around the ethnicity of the Varangians, the main disputes broke out, at times reinforced by political ideologization. Scandinavians themselves noted the abundance of fortified cities in Russia, dubbed it the "country of cities" - Gardarica. Viking units were often hired and sometimes Russian princes as professional combatants, providing them with isolated settlements. This practice continued until the Mongol invasion of Rus' In Staraya Ladoga Yaroslav Wise Earl sat Regnwald Ulvson.Vikings made trips down the river. Dnieper to the Black Sea, the so-called "Way from the Varangians to the Greeks================================================================================================ PLEASE,CHECK MY OTHER ITEMS - I DO COMBINE SHIPPING ! =====================================================================================================Shipping: After receiving payment I ship withing 3 business days! Delivery: International delivery takes 7-21 days (sometimes longer depending on the country)Payment: through PayPalReturn Policy: You may return the items within 30 days if you are not satisfied. Contact me through E-bay for return instructionsFeedback: Condition: Battle Ax , Chekan , Kievan Rus - Vikings 9 - 11 th century AD.Very Rare +++, Material: Iron

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