The uses of axes among the Gundring persist, both because axes are cheaper in their manufacture (and thus popular with troops raised from the carls and serf levies) and because Gundring traditionalists continue to define axes as “proper” Gundring weapons. Some younger Gundring, seeking to marry axe fighting with swordplay, have experimented successfully with longer-handled axes – although this is still a developing technique to say the least, and short-handled axes remain the norm.

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