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Huntsman's Hadseax

#404538
$74.95

This Norse knife would have been perfect for everything from slitting hides to eating to cutting rope. The blade has a straight cutting edge for precise control and is hand forged from 1075 high carbon steel. The hardwood handle features hand-carved, cross-hatched bone spacers with black stained grooves. The dark brown sheath is embossed with interlaced dragon designs on both sides.
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OVERVIEW

Vikings are renowned and romanticized for their swords, spears, and war axes, but those fearsome implements of war weren't much for everyday chores around the homestead. (Try carving dragon heads into a headboard or spreading butter with a sword sometime!) Domestic accouterments of the Norse also received a healthy outpouring of attention, including work knives like the scramasax. The "scramasax", "seax" or "sax" was a knife (or even a short sword) for daily use.

This Norse pattern sheath knife pattern would have been perfect for everything from slitting hides to eating to cutting rope. The blade has a straight cutting edge for precise control and is hand forged from 1075 high carbon steel. The hardwood handle features hand-carved, cross-hatched bone spacers with black stained grooves. The pommel has a lanyard ring with a leather thong. Included is a dark brown leather sheath, attractively and expertly embossed with interlaced dragon designs on both sides. Brass hardware has an aged finish, and the reinforcing bands near the throat have two rings for threading cord or leather to attach the sheath to a belt or sash.

SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall8-1/2"
Blade Length4-1/4"
Material1075 high carbon steel
Blade EdgeSharpened
SheathEmbossed Leather

REVIEWS

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Very Nice Seax
For anyone who loves their Scandanavian heritage or just wishes to add a little uniqueness to their edc knives, this one certainly bears consideration! I purchased this knife only a couple of weeks ago using the sezzle option (thank you for that is has been seamless)and it arrived this morning perfectly packaged and protected.  The pictures truly do not do this knife justice.  When purchasing online with only professional pictures to go by, sometimes you can't be sure, but this is a beautiful little knife. The wood grain on the handle was a tad darker than the pics which was fine with me and the bone spacers are spot on.  All of the metal fittings are well finished and tight.  No rattling blade or fittings here.  The blade is well polished and finished and even the fullers have been expertly polished.  The blade does come sharp however the edge really begins about half way down the blade with the edge closer to the handle somewhat more dull.  This isn't really an issue to me as I was going to reprofile it anyway.  This knife has a very nice weight to it.  Substantial enough to let you know its there and made well out of good materials but not so much that you cannot carry and use it all day long.  As for the using, the checkered bone spacers surprisingly can act as jimping.  I place my thumb on the forward spacer to practice some finer cutting and that spacer locked my thumb in just fine.  Nice surprise.  The sheath.  It is simply beautiful. The pictures DO NOT do this justice. It is fashioned of real leather and the decorations are just beautiful.  The aged brass components are strong and well finished and the sheath itsself holds the knife snugly without making the draw difficult.  A little waterproofing and it will be ready to go.  I only really had one complaint ( and I REALLY am digging here) that the ring on the pommel was quite loud. If I took this hunting as is I could be heard for quite a ways.  I removed it and added my own leather cord with some bronze beads.  As to my qualifications, I have studied martial arts(filipino/indonesian) for just over 20 years and HEMA for the last 3.  I am no stranger to knives (to the distress of my wife) I own quite a few custom and higher end knives as well.  Saying that, I really do like this little knife and feel it is well made and I am looking forward to my journey with it.  Thank you.
Craig
- Ronald, April 27, 2021
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Needed some TLC
Not a bad knife for the style.  The wood handle had tool, sanding marks from assembly.  I sanded and refinished the handle which was not a big deal..

It was advertised as a sharpened edge??? Would have made a decent butter knife.  I spent close to two hours with a whet stone to get a good edge.

It's a unique style of knife that you don't see every day. I'm happy with the finished product. But, would have expected better for the price.
- Philip, April 27, 2021
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