Rus Viking Damascus Knife #56A
This Rus Viking Damascus Knife #56A is a replica Viking Seax with brass punched with Old Norse decorative motifs on the decorated veg tanned sheath and carved in the bone handle. Stunning Damascus blade that is sturdy and beautiful. A large camp knife for medieval Viking, LARP, and SCA.
- Carved Old Norse motifs on bone handle.
- Brown Vegetable-tanned leather Scabbard.
- Historically decorated Brass Scabbard fittings.
- Damascus Blade of 1095 carbon steel & 5N20 stainless steel, 256 layers.
- Rockwell Hardness 54
- Straps for up to 2 1/3 inch Belt.
Measurements: Rus Viking Damascus Knife #56A measures 10 inches or 25.5 cm long. Blade spine width is 1 inch or 2.6 cm. Blade length is 5 & 7/8 inches or 15 cm. Handle length is 4 & 1/4 inches or 10.5cm. Blade thickness at the handle is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. Handle length is 3 & 3/4 inches or 9.5 cm.
History: The Rus Viking Damascus Knife #56A 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.