Viking Langseax from Gotland #23
Viking Langseax from Gotland #23 is a large and robust and sharpened fighting weapon over 20 inches in length. The Langseax will hold an edge well and will not rust if neglected but may stain if mistreated. A big and bold for medieval Viking, LARP, and SCA.
- Maple wood and brass handle with an attached leather thong.
- Red or Brown Vegetable tanned leather Scabbard.
- Historically decorated Brass Scabbard fittings.
- 1095 stainless tool steel.
- Rockwell Hardness 45.
- Belt loop fits a 2 1/2 inch belt.
Measurements: Viking Langseax from Gotland #23 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 the handle is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. Handle length is 6 inches or 15 cm.
History: Viking Langseax from Gotland #23 is from the family of knives known as 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 the 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.