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Forged Seax (Scramsax) Knife

Sold: $475

Seax* were carried for nearly 600 years, and gave the Saxons their name. (Blades were traditionally carried edge up in a sheath suspended from the front of the belt.)

The massive blade is hand-forged to a needle point in tempered spring steel, with the forge marks retained. Blade and fittings are patinaed.

The guard is filed copper. The grip is cow-bone, polished smooth. The copper band pommel is set flush into the grip, with a beautiful ironwood bezel set in the end. Four copper pins decorate the band.

The chocolate brown leather sheath is wet-molded and hand-stitched, with a hammered copper chape, hand-riveted to the sheath. The sheath is suspended from riveted copper rings, blade up in the traditional manner.

The blade is 11.5” long, and the overall length of the knife is 18.5”.

* A Seax (also Hadseax, Sax, Seaxe, Scramaseax and Scramsax), was a type of Germanic single-edged knife. Seax seem to have been used primarily as a tool but may also have been a weapon in extreme situations. They occur in a size range from 7.5cm to 75cm. The larger ones (langseax) were probably weapons, the smaller ones (hadseax) tools, intermediate sized ones serving a dual purpose. The seax was worn in a horizontal sheath at the front of the belt. The Saxons may have derived their name from seax, the implement for which they were known.

Source: Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia

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