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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. Seaxes like this were used around 550 AD by the Saxons and the Franks.
This seax has a hand-forged blade made of 512 layers of Damascus steel. Damascus steel combines all good elements of weaker and stronger steel types. The handle is made of horn and the end has a triskelion. The seax is delivered including a scabbard. It has a length of 47 cm with a blade of 31 cm and it weighs 900 g.
Length: 47 cm;
Blade length: 31 cm;
Grip length: 16 cm;
Weight: 900 g;
Steel type: 512 layers Damascus steel;
Tang construction: full tang construction;
Grip: horn, brass;
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight: 2000 *
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.
The original method of making Damascus steel from Wootz steel was lost in the modern era. Nowadays, the name Damascus steel is used as a generic term for pattern welded / laminated or melted steel made out of two or more different steel types.
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