Small Viking Sax Knife with Bone-and-Brass Handle in Norse Style
This small Viking Age utility sax knife (also known as a broken back seax owing to its particular blade shape) has a short, hand-forged high carbon steel blade with a thick spine. The beautifully adorned bone grip, which is polished and etched on both sides with a handsome Norse motif, is a real eye-catcher. It terminates towards the blade with a brass collar, and the butt cap, also made of brass, features a convenient eyelet with a generously sized brass ring for threading a lanyard or drawing the knife from its sheath (lanyard not included).
The short Viking seax comes with a thick, ornate vegetable tanned leather sheath with hand-tooled period Norse knotwork designs. The sheath is nicely rounded off with antiqued brass fittings – rivets, a reinforcing plate and two elegant hanging rings in the shape of coiled serpents.
Although fully functional, the knife has a blunt edge which you may want to sharpen if needed for everyday use. However, please note that this Viking knife is primarily designed as a collector's or decoration piece. The blade's point is not rounded and by no means suited for combat reenactment!
- Blade material: EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless), unsharpened
- Handle material: animal bone and cast brass
- Overall length: approx. 21 cm
- Blade length: approx. 10 cm
- Blade width: approx. 2.4 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (approx. 3 mm towards the point)
- Weight: approx. 195 g (approx. 310 g with sheath)
- Leather-and-brass sheath with carrying rings