The sax, seax or scramaseax is a large knife that was worn by European men in the 5th until the 11th century. Typical for the seax is that it has a single-edged blade and that it is worn horizontally, with the sharp edge upwards. It occurred in several lengths, from a short knife to longer than a sword.
The original of this seax was found in England and originates from the 9th century. The handle is made of massive horn and is screwed to the blade. The blade has a fuller. The sax has a total length of 60 cm, it has a blade with a length of 44 cm and a max. width of 5,5 cm. The sharp edge is 1 mm. It weighs approx. 1,35 kg. It is delivered including a scabbard.
Length: 60 cm;
Blade length: 44 cm;
Grip length: 16 cm;
Blade width at guard: 5.5 cm;
Weight: 1350 g;
Steel type: EN45 carbon steel;
Tang construction: full tang construction;
Grip: horn, brass;
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight: 2000 *
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of £45,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready item, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause injury.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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