By: Windlass Steelcrafts
The seax, or sax, was the universally carried knife in Northern Europe. It was carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Viking and Germanic tribes. Its use probably dates before the fall of Rome and continues on into the early Middle Ages. It came in many sizes, from small knives with 3-4 inch blades, to actual swords with blades of 27-28 inches. Always single-edged, the profile of the seax varied a great deal. We have produced a knife of a type that can be seen in the British Museum. This is a beautiful and very efficient knife. The originals were general purpose knives, for camp work to cutting work, on shipboard, and for fighting if it so happened that a sword or axe was not available. The lobed pommel and guard are brass, and the wood grip is studded with brass tacks, for a very secure and comfortable grip. The blade is etched on both sides, flat ground, and capable of taking a razor sharp edge. The leather sheath is riveted and laced like the originals. Two slots are provided for thongs to tie to the waist belt. This functional dagger was made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Overall-19" * Blade-13" long, 1 5/8" wide , 1/8" thick * Wt.-1 lb.
5/5 average from 32 reviews
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"My son, for whom it was a gift, was thrilled with it." -Lynn (5/5)
"It is a very special item. The saxon culture is always under-represented so it's a delight to see this stuff" -Glaucos (4/5)
"Looks and feels great! Lost 1/2 a mark since the collar was annoyingly loose and lost another 1/2 mark due to the blade being slighly warped near the tip. Overall, excellent Seax!" -Jashaan (4/5)
" Would have liked to have known about the country of origin prior to having bought it, as well as the quality of the metal making up the blade. Although beautiful, I question its functionality and I do plan on using it while camping this summer to test its durability and quality." -Dale (4/5)
Reliks Response - This piece is made by Windlass Steelcrafts in India. You should have no problems with this historical reproduction.
"The etching on the blade is much darker than the display photo indicates, and threatens to overwhelm the beauty of the piece. The blade also has the manufacturer's stamp running into the etching on one side, which doesn't look particularly nice. Problems are only aesthetic, and is a very nice piece overall." -Daniel (4/5)
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