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Seax

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Overall Length: 19"

Blade Length: 13"

Blade Width: 1-5/8"

Blade Thickness: 1/8"

Weight: 1 lb

Grip Length:

Point of Balance:

Steel: 1055 High Carbon

Edge: Unsharpened

Sharpening: Available

Engraving: Unavailable

Circa 750
The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings and German tribes, its use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continued on into the early Middle Ages. From small knives with 3-4 inch blades to actual swords with blades of 27-28 inches and always single-edged, the profile of the seax varied a great deal. The original version of this large knife served from camp work to cutting work, on shipboard and for fighting if a sword or axe was not available.

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts, our replica has a brass lobed pommel and guard. The wood grip is studded with brass tacks for a very secure and comfortable grip. The blade is etched on both sides, flat ground, and capable of taking and holding a razor sharp edge. Leather sheath is  riveted and laced like the originals and has two thong slots. The remnants of this Seax can be seen in the British Museum.


    Customer Reviews

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    I really like the look and feel of it. My only wish was that some form of instruction had been included on how to accurately attach it to a belt.
    Reviewed by timothy  f
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    Nice clean blade,good solid handgrip, sheath sucks
    Reviewed by Donald  R
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    4 stars instead of 5 because my seax arrived with a minor tool marking near the hilt and one of the studs on the handle was only half way seated and somewhat bent. Neither of which matters AFAIC. This knife/sword is so simple it's beautiful, balanced, light and alive in the hand. You can rapidly see how Nordics considered this a do-all tool both at home and at war. If I were going on one of these survivor shows that drops you in an unknown wilderness, this is my knife choice. Beyond recommended.
    Reviewed by HERBERT  R
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    Very nice! Superb design. Balanced,comfortable grip. Useful as tool or weapon. One of my favorites. Love it!
    Reviewed by charles  b
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    Beautiful weapon, solid and well made. The sheath left just a bit to be desired in terms of fit to the weapon and different color from the photo in catalog. Another piece of advice, don't ship blades in scabbards or sheaths. Wrap them separate.
    Reviewed by george  g
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    Another great addition to my collection! Well made and combat/camp ready. I would recommend this to anyone!
    Reviewed by Ray  M
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    Very high quality, very sharp edge. I'll be using this as a camp knife, Viking enactments, and for general duties.
    Reviewed by brian  c
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    Excellent and beautiful, high quality weapon, well-balanced and historically accurate. Outstanding quality and value
    Reviewed by kevin  b
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    nice balance. feels good to the hand and has a good weight. sharp as it should be. good blade
    Reviewed by charles  s
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    Well crafted and surprisingly well balanced. The on-line catalog may not be accurate about being in stock, so I recommend placing a telephone order if you need it quickly. Took a couple of months to get but well worth the wait.
    Reviewed by Lawrence  W
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    Very pleased with my purchase- the seax itself is well made, nicely balanced with nice detail on both the blade and brass pommel. Since it is unlikely i will be doing any actual viking raiding, i can't comment on its potential combat effectiveness, but for looks, heft, etc- very nice. Included sheath is well made but plain- easy enough to decorate if one was so inclined.
    Reviewed by Tor  S
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    Not bad. It looks better than I thought it would. Now I just have to train myself how to use it. Came in sharpened which is fine for me, but not used to where the cutting edge is.
    Reviewed by Pete  P
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    for anyone who is a collector -be WARNED...this is flimsy,loose,and not one of there best works. dont get me wrong its nice but - it seems that they didnt quite get thisone right...maybe in a gen or 2?
    Reviewed by Robert  N
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    This reverse bowie style knife seems as usefull and as strong as any large western Jim Bowie style knife. I intend to have more than one. One for display at home and one for use as a camp/hunting knife, for use as a small machette or for use as a self-defense knife.
    Reviewed by Thomas  C
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    Beautiful seax fit for a Viking chieftian! Mine has become my favorite large knife.
    Reviewed by Dale  E