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Birka Viking Seax Knife #29

$ 80.00

Birka Viking Seax Knife #29 (catalog Grave 968) is hand forged and features a maple wood with brass handle.  This Viking knife will hold an edge well and will not rust if neglected but may stain if mistreated. A good all around knife for medieval Viking, LARP, and SCA. 

Product Details:

  • Maple wood handle with brass and an attached leather thong.
  • Red or Brown Vegetable tanned leather Scabbard.
  • Historically decorated Brass Scabbard fittings.
  • Hand Hammered Blade of 1095 stainless tool steel.
  • Rockwell Hardness 45.
  • Belt loops fit a 2 1/2 inch belt.
  • Sharpened Blade.

Returns and Exchanges: You may return your Birka Viking Seax Knife #29 for absolutely any reason within 30 days of receipt for your choice of an exchange for different size or style, store credit or refund. See my Returns and Exchanges Policy.

Measurements:  Birka Viking Seax Knife #29 measures 11 inches or 28 cm long.  Blade width is 15/16 inch or 2.4 cm.  Blade length is 6 1/2 inches or 16.5 cm. Blade thickness at handle is 1/8 inch or 3 mm.  Handle length is 4 & 1/2 inches or 11.5 cm.

History: The Birka Viking Seax Knife #29  is a reproduction with brass bezels and modern steel.  It 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.

 

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