Viking Seax Damascus #45
Damascus Viking Seax features a brass wire wrapped rosewood handle. The blade is Pattern weld of European 4043 stainless and 1095 high carbon steel with Rockwell Hardness of 54. This knife will hold and edge well. The decorative scabbard is vegetable tanned leather and etched 24 gauge brass.
Knife measures 9 & 1/2 inches or 24.5 cm long. Blade width is 5/8 inch or 2 cm. Blade length is 5 & 1/4 inches or 12.8 cm. Blade thickness at handle is 3/16 inch or 4 mm. Handle length is 4 & 1/2 inches or 11.3 cm.
Decorated Scabbard suspended with chain comes in Red or Brown Vegetable tanned leather.
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.