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Adventure and conquest were both part of Viking lore and purpose. As such, they lavished creativity and imagination upon the trappings of their warrior culture - their weapons and longships. Elaborate carvings of intertwining dragons, wolves, and other beasts graced their swords, scabbard, and the prows of those sailing ships. But their creative impulses weren't limited to their "travel agenda". 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 Voyager Scramasax has a hand-forged 1065 high carbon steel blade with a straight cutting edge for precise control. The carved bone handle features hand-cut cross-hatching with black stain and the pommel has a lanyard ring with a leather thong. Bone is good for longship carry (since bone is impervious to humidity). The leather sheath is stained dark brown and expertly embossed with interlaced ringlets and bands. 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. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and comes factory sharp.
|1065 high carbon steel