Hand Forged Viking Norse Seax Knife.

Hand Forged Viking Norse Seax Knife.
Hand Forged Viking Norse Seax Knife.
Hand Forged Viking Norse Seax Knife.

Hand Forged Viking Norse Seax Knife.
Seax knives were a highly popular style of fighting/utility knife from northern europe during the migration and viking era. A knife this style would be at home in an anglo saxon or norseman kit any time from 800-1200 ad. Much like an american bowie, this style of knife bridges the gap between dagger, camp knife, and short sword in a way that no other can. This particular example has a stout blade with a full height convex grind and slight distal taper, just like the originals. This makes it a light weight and capable slicer that can still take (or dish out) a beating. The handle is made from a single unadorned piece of oregon ash that has the robust stick tang burned in and secured with an adhesive. This is the traditional construction method of knives from this era and is both simple and very strong. The blade is forged from high carbon steel and is left unsharpened so the user can choose to continue the convex grind to the final edge or add a simple secondary bevel. Blade length: 8 3/8 long (220mm). Blade thickness: 5/16 at the base (7mm). Handle length 5 1/2 (140mm). Note: this is a hand forged knife using largely traditional methods, as such there might be small imperfections or blemishes. This item is made of carbon steel and hard wood, ash, 80crv2.
Hand Forged Viking Norse Seax Knife.