The History of Leith

December 7, 2004

The Leith Axe

The Leith Axe which was first recorded in 1521 was described as a long shafted weapon with a two edged axe blade and a hook projecting from the end of the shaft. It was similiar to the French halberd and was apparently made in Leith and use in the first half of the sixteenth century

from “Leith at Random” by David Valentine and can be purchased through this site.

Some Text