Saxon Longseax / Saxon Langseax #23 | Boots by Bohemond
Hand forged Saxon Longseax / Saxon Langseax features a wood with brass handle. The blade is Stainless 12% Chromium with a Rockwell Hardness of 45 and hand forged. This knife will hold and edge well and will not rust if neglected but may stain if mistreated. The decorative Triple to Single loop scabbard is vegetable tanned leather and etched 24 gauge brass with a loop mount on the back end of handle with an attached leather thong.
The Saxon Langseax measures 20 5/8 inches or 52.5 cm long. Blade width is 1 3/8 inch or 3.7 cm. Blade length is 14 3/4 inches or 37.2 cm. Blade thickness at handle is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. Handle length is 6 inches or 15 cm.
Saxon Style Decorated Scabbard comes in Red or Brown Vegetable tanned leather and features a triple into one belt loop.
Historical Seax: Also known as hadseax, sax, seaxe, scramaseax, scramsax, means knife or cutting tool in Old English. In modern archaeology, the term seax is used specifically for the typically large knives worn by men in the 5th to 11th century in the region roughly enclosed by Ireland, Scandinavia and Northern Italy. The seax was most common in Germanic Tribes and Viking culture and often featured a very elaborate and decorative sheath.