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This is the page for Astrid's old axe. You may be looking for her new axe.

Astrid's old axe (which had previously belonged to her mother) is a weapon Astrid carries in How to Train Your Dragon and through all the seasons of DreamWorks Dragons: The Series and Dragons: Race to the Edge.


Unlike Astrid's current axe, her old axe used to have a pretty standard and common design, similar to that of many other Viking Axe-fighters.

The blades of the head already looked worn and rusty in the first movie, which insinuates that this axe had been used a fair amount. There seems to be leather twirled around the shaft for a good grip, studded with several metal pins in order to hold the axe together and increase stability.


Shortly after Astrid's introduction, she is seen sitting in the background holding her axe. She uses it on several occasions throughout the first film and seems to enjoy fiddling with it, especially sharpening it. She often brings her axe along with her and uses it to gesture with, confronting those she doesn't like with it and even threatening with it.

Astrid's old axe also makes several appearances in the TV series. The head of the axe seems to be much more refined and polished in newer seasons suggesting she may have had it professionally cleaned at some point. Many a time, Astrid is seen fighting or merely sparring with her axe, and during Snotlout's Angels, Astrid gets into a fight with Snotlout over her axe, blaming him for its disappearance. This is yet another indication that Astrid's axe was of great significance and importance to her.

During "King of Dragons, Part 2", Astrid deflected a fire blast from a Singetail with her axe, causing the blade to be destroyed and leaving only the smoldering handle. After the loss of her axe, a look of brief horror crossed Astrid's face, but she swiftly got over her emotion and began to re-analyze the fight. This sharp display of emotion is most likely due to the fact that Astrid's axe was a gift from her mother.

At sometime before the second film, Astrid gained a new axe following her old axe's destruction.



  • In a deleted scene which was cut from the first movie because of the length, it is stated that Astrid's old axe belonged to her mother.
  • Another deleted scene showed that Astrid's axe head has been replaced, as Hiccup accidentally broke it on a whetstone whilst sharpening it. When Astrid remarked that it felt different, Hiccup stated that he had "tightened it up a bit".
  • During the "Fright of Passage" flashback, a five year old Astrid is seen carrying around a very similar looking axe.
  • Astrid sleeps with her axe under her pillow, as mentioned by Snotlout in "Not Lout".
  • Astrid has allowed Heather to borrow her axe, indicating the strength of their friendship, as she has been seen to be very possessive of her axe, not allowing anyone else to use it.
  • Snotlout used her axe once to clean Hookfang's talons, much against Astrid's will.
  • In the episode "Snotlout's Angels", it is revealed that the handle has her initials carved in it.

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