Northern European Long Seax & Sheath. This Seax replica has an etched blade that is flat ground, and can be sharpened. Secure wood grip studded with brass tacks.
The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings and German tribes, its use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continued on into the early Middle Ages. From small knives with 3-4 inch blades to actual swords with blades of 27-28 inches and always single-edged, the profile of the Seax varied a great deal. The original version of this large knife served from camp work to cutting work, on shipboard, and for fighting if 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 and holding a razor sharp edge. The leather sheath riveted and laced like the originals, has two thong slots. The remnants of this Seax can be seen here in the UK in the British Museum.The item "Northern European Long Seax & Sheath etched blade with wood & brass studded grip" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "skb121011" and is located in High Wycombe.
This item can be shipped worldwide.