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Birka Viking Seax Knife #29

$ 80.00

Hand forged Viking Seax or knife from Birka (catalog Grab 968) features a wood with brass handle.  The blade is Stainless 12% Chromium with a Rockwell Hardness of 45 and forged blackened. 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 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.

Saxon Style Decorated Scabbard comes in Red or Brown Vegetable tanned leather and features a double belt loop.

NOTE: Pre-order items are expected to ship December 20th; however there will be no grantee that they will arrive before the 24th of December.

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.

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