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.
This is a reconstruction of a typical early medieval short seax. The cross-guard consists of two steel discs that are attached to the horn grip with two nails. The pommel is also made of steel. The seax has a length of 37 cm with a blade of 23 cm and a max. width of 3,6 cm. It weighs 0,5 kg and is delivered including a scabbard.
Length: 36 cm;
Blade length: 22.5 cm;
Grip length: 13.5 cm;
Blade width at guard: 3.6 cm;
Weight: 500 g;
Steel type: EN45 carbon steel;
Tang construction: full tang construction;
Grip: horn, steel;
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 €55,00. 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.
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.