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 the Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Fitted to a sword-style hilt, the Maldon seax is a size that serves roles as a working knife as well as a 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 seax 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, 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 Seax. 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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Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length21-1/2"
Blade Length15-5/16"
Blade Width15/16"
Grip Length1" Below Hilt
Material1065 High Carbon


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The perfect Seax !
A perfect addition when you already own the sword of the same name. Very comfortable in the hand and very solid. My favorite seax in my collection. I attached it to the scabbard of my Maldon sword for display, even though the vikings wore it on their belt!
- Philippe, June 06, 2022 | Verified Purchase
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A perfect addition to me Viking blade collection. Lovely balance, fine craftsmanship, beautiful to look at. What more is there to ask?
- Douglas E, July 13, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Great Close Quarters Weapon
Whether you call it a short sword or long seax, this is a great secondary or close-quarter weapon, and pairs nearly perfectly with my Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword (obviously). The weight and balance is comfortable for thrusting and hacking, and the factory edge came wicked sharp. The dark finish isn't as well applied as with the sword, but a very minor mismatch.  There were immediate problems with the grip wrap coming loose in two spots I had to address. Personally, I dislike the included frog as non-period, but that's a personal preference. Minor things aside, a wonderful addition to my dark ages/Viking inventory.
- Shannon, February 11, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Very nice!
Love the color, size and sturdiness of the Seax. Didn't know what to expect because this was my first order from Am very happy with the company and my order.
- David, November 23, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Maldon Seax
I bought this as a companion to the Maldon sword and am very happy with it. It is well made and came sharp. The angle to the point i not the normal seax point. But i am sure some viking smiths would have done one like this to make a stronger more useful point, It came with a nine scabbard.
- Kenneth, October 01, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Good but not great
As a companion to the Battlecry Maldon viking era sword it is excellent. The fit and finish is great, if not perfect (The leather lacing on the grip was loose on a few spots for instance). On its own it is an excellent example of a seax, and it's a good length for use as a tool or a weapon. The only minor disappointment was the traditional frog-mounted scabbard. The problem being that seax, even sword length versions, were side mounted in distinctive leather sheaths that were attached to the front of the belt. Which would have actually been cheaper AND more historically accurate.
- Jarod, July 05, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Built solid!
This sax is built solid. Looks good, feels good in the hand and cuts well when sharpened. My only suggestion is to sell it with a proper viking style sheath.
- Paul, June 15, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Kitchen Sword
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
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It was bought for my brother and he absolutely loves it.
- Melissa, August 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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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
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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
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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
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Very sharp, really nice quality.
- Daryl, November 17, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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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
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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
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