700's Seax knife

The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings and German tribes, its use probably dates before the fall of Rome and continues on into the early Middle Ages. From small knives with 3-4 inch blades to actual swords with blades of 27-28 inches, always single-edged, the profile of the seax varied a great deal. The original version of this large knife served for camp work to cutting work, on shipboard, and for fighting if a sword or axe was not available. The lobed pommel and guard are brass, and the wood grip is studded with brass tacks for a secure and comfortable grip. The 1055 high carbon steel blade is etched on both sides and is flat ground with a sharp edge. The leather sheath is riveted and laced like the originals and has two thong slots so that the knife can be tied to your belt. The original of this circa 750 seax can be seen in the British Museum.

length: 18 3/4"
blade: 13"
blade width: 1 5/8"
blade thickness: 1/8"
grip & pommel: 5 1/2"
guard: 1 7/8"
weight (dagger): 1 lb 0.6 oz
weight (dagger & sheath): 1 lb 4.8 oz

Price: $140

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