This short Viking Age sax knife (also known as a broken back seax due to its particular blade shape) has a hand-forged EN45 high carbon steel blade with a thick spine. The eye-catching bone grip is polished, artfully etched, and terminates with a collar and a butt cap, both made of steel.
The Viking seax comes with a thick, vegetable tanned leather sheath featuring antiqued brass fittings – reinforcing plates, rivets and two hanging rings.
Please note that this Viking knife is primarily designed as a collectible, decoration piece or prop and by no means suited for combat re-enactment! The blade’s point is not rounded, and the edge is not sharpened, yet slightly ground (approx. 1 mm thick).
- Blade material: EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless), unsharpened
- Handle material: animal bone and steel
- Overall length: approx. 30.5 cm
- Blade length: approx. 19 cm
- Blade width: approx. 2.5 cm at collar / 3.8 cm at broadest point
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (approx. 2 mm towards the point)
- Weight: approx. 285 g (approx. 515 g with sheath)
- Leather sheath with antiqued brass fittings and carrying rings
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.