Battlecry Maldon Seax


This Seax has a 1065 high-carbon steel blade tempered to a low 50's RC, with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang. Unique blade shape with thick back-edge and pre-sharpened edge. Includes a matching scabbard, certificate of authenticity signed by the forging smith. Overall length 21-1/2 inches.
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This medieval Maldon Seax knife is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Fitted to a sword-style hilt, the Maldon sax is a size that serves roles as working knife as well as combat dagger. This is a solid and well balanced piece. The blade shape features a thick back edge that uniquely curves down toward a straight point providing the Sax with slashing potential as well as chopping force. Rely on it alone or match it to the Maldon sword as a fighting set. Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang and tempering to a low 50''s RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop, custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.

The variety of different historical knives and daggers is immense. Yet many can be traced back in some part to only a handful of proven designs. One of the most practical and functional is one that’s not widely known, the Viking Sax. As both a serviceable tool and deadly weapon this is the little brother to its better known larger sibling, the Viking sword. Whether hidden behind a shield, worn on the belt, or left upright free-standing in a wooden block or sticking in the railing and posts of a longship, it was always kept handy.

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Products specifications
Overall Length 21-1/2"
Blade Length 15-5/16"
Blade Width 15/16"
Weight 1lb/4oz
Grip Length 1" Below Hilt
Material 1065 High Carbon
Edge Sharpened
Engraving Unavailable



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I guess I shouldn't give it 5 stars before I have used it for anything, but I really like it.  I purchased the Maldon Seax because I have fallen in love with the simplicity of the wharncliffe blade design, which is what the modern incarnation of the seax is called.  The simple, straight blade could be sharpened by a child (in the days when children batoned the kindling and kept the hens).  This seax feels very nice.  There are no warps. The fit and finish have no obvious imperfections.  The balance point is a finger width above the hilt guard.  As Mr. Clements said in the video, it definitely has a sword hilt.  I'm going to use it in the kitchen and on the butcher block even if it is a little like a sword.
- MIchael, August 28, 2019 | Verified Purchase
It was bought for my brother and he absolutely loves it.
- Melissa, August 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Solid, great buy!
I'd been looking at the Maldon Sword and matching Maldon Seax for quite some time before finally buying both to add to my collection. They arrived quickly and were well-packaged. Both are solidly constructed, well-balanced, and beautiful to look at. Both scabbards came with a nice leather frog, which was a pleasant surprise. Both blades are also very sharp and I can't wait to do some test cutting with them! Well worth the money!
- Randy, August 02, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Quite alright
It has a great feel to it. Love the handle and grip. Sheath is nice. Only gripe I have is that mine didn't come sharp enough to cut much of anything. But I can sharpen it so that's not a big enough issue to lower rating.
- Richard, January 31, 2019 | Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful blade. It is very well crafted and has a great leather sheath that firmly holds it.
- Michael, January 11, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Very sharp, really nice quality.
- Daryl, November 17, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Nice blade
It's light and fast in the hand. Not real sharp but good edge retention... has more of a useable edge. Love the patina, not some people's cup of tea true, but there are some historical sources for such look for the blade. The grip is Good, not a real tight weave, but it does feel good in the hand. Overall this is a 5 star value for the price. Now I need his big brother lol
- Tad, August 18, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I had my eye on this for a while and finally bought it. I must say it is the finest reproduction SEAX on the market without going to a custom knife maker or bladesmith. A very solid piece encased in a nice sheath. I'm glad I discovered this new line!
- Mike, January 05, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I purchased this along with the Maldon Viking Sword and couldn't be more pleased! These are weapons to be reckoned with! I'm seriously considering a Battle Cry Bosworth Longsword because I'm so impressed with this new line. This Seax feels like a dream in the hand. Keep up the great work MRL and Windlass... I'm spreading the news!
- Ward, April 23, 2017 | Verified Purchase
The Maldon Seax was exactly what I was looking for ... good reproduction, great size, sharp edge and I love the finish ....
- Frank, June 08, 2016 | Verified Purchase
there are VERY minor flaws (i really had to look for them) that can be expected from any hand made knife. The first thing i did was take this knife out and put it through its paces. i cut bamboo and woody brush and took a couple of swings at an oak log. (i know voids the warranty and is risky). The balance and speed of this knife are amazing. It does lose out in the chopping department compared to my old Bowie but the balance is much nicer for fighting. after all the abuse this knife still was sharp enough to cut paper smoothly and had no evidence of damage. overall one of the best knives i've ever gotten in that price range.
- Eric, June 04, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Absolutely perfect weapon. It's thick blade and great balance make it a dream to hold and use. As soon as I got it, I took it out and put it through some heavy use. It took it all and still looks amazing and hasn't quit cutting yet. I love the finish (and yes, you can polish it) and everything else about it. Couldn't possibly be happier with a sword/knife of this type. Great product, Windlass!
- Casey, May 26, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I was ready to buy a Maldon SEAX and possibly the sword until I saw the finish put on the blade. WHY?? My opinion only, it ruined the series for me.
- ROBERT, May 19, 2016
This knife is absolute perfection, from the balance to the weight. The sheath is beautiful and the blade slides free with no effort making it a dream to draw.

My only regret is we live in a world where I can't carry this everywhere I go.
- Samuel, April 18, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Some fit and finish issues but this is a really solid product in terms of functionality especially given the price. Great edge retention and durability, even when put under stress.
- Mark, April 18, 2016 | Verified Purchase

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Products specifications
Overall Length 21-1/2"
Blade Length 15-5/16"
Blade Width 15/16"
Weight 1lb/4oz
Grip Length 1" Below Hilt
Material 1065 High Carbon
Edge Sharpened
Engraving Unavailable
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