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Seax

ID#: 401022

Price: $125.00 

Seax


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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. The lobed pommel and guard are brass, and 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 riveted and laced like the originals, has two thong slots. The remnants of this Seax can be seen in the British Museum. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
  • Overall: 19"
  • Blade: 13" long, 1 5/8" wide, 1/8" thick
  • Wt: 1 lb



Customer Reviews

6 Customer Review(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
7/6/2012 12:00:00 AM
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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
1/25/2012 12:00:00 AM
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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
10/25/2010 12:00:00 AM
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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
8/4/2010 12:00:00 AM
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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
11/22/2009 11:25:53 AM
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