And it was suspicious. It lifted its head, its eyes glowing like balls of fire, and growled low in its throat. And at that instant Conan hurled the axe. > - Beyond the Black River
The Vanir raiders who plague the lands of the Cimmerians and Aesir often carry these light axes on their belts during their raids.
Held in the off-hand, these axes can be used for hacking at enemy shields and, in an emergency, hurled at their faces.