This hand-made Viking Age sax knife, known as a broken back seax owing to its particular blade shape, features a sharpened high carbon steel blade and a wood-and-bone handle with brass collar and butt cap. The butt cap is equipped with a convenient eyelet for threading a lanyard or drawing the knife from its sheath (a leather lanyard is included in delivery). Please keep in mind that bone and wood are natural products and variations in colour and grain are quite normal. Each Viking seax has thus its own very unique handle and above pictures are for reference only.
The short seax comes with a beautiful vegetable tanned, hand-dyed leather sheath with ornate brass fittings. The suspension system consists of two carrying rings, a strap divider and three leather straps. Such split strap suspension systems were quite widespread in the Viking Age. The strap divider was designed to allow for an optimal positioning of each individual strap, so that the sword or the seax could hang from the belt at the perfect angle to be drawn from its sheath quickly.
Please note that, as the blade is sharp and fully functional, this scramasax is designed as a collector's or decoration piece and not suited for combat reenactment!
- Blade material: high carbon steel, sharp edge
- Overall length: approx. 33 cm
- Blade length: approx. 20 cm
- Weight: approx. 220 g (approx. 400 g with sheath)
- Leather-and-brass sheath with hanger