Viking Knife #26
Hand forged Viking Seax features a bone, horn, leather, brass, and Olive wood handle. The blade is Stainless 12% Chromium with a Rockwell Hardness of 45. This knife will hold and edge well and will not rust if neglected but may stain if mistreated. The decorative 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.
Knife measures 7 & 5/8 inches or 19.5 cm long. Blade width is 1 & 1/8 inch or 2.7 cm. Blade length is 3 & 5/8 inches or 9.1 cm. Blade thickness at handle is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. Handle length is 3 & 5/8 inches or 9.1 cm.
The decorative scabbard is Red or Brown vegetable tanned leather adorned with etched 24 gauge brass and a nickle silver under layer.
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.