The seax is a short sword without a guard and a fairly straight blade. This type of sword was mainly used during the early Middle Ages. For example the Saxons, Germanic people and Vikings fought with a seax. The seax was cheaper to make than a sword and according to some sources such as the Iceland saga, the seax was simply much more beloved than the sword. Besides the function of the seax as a weapon, it was also a handy tool. People used it to skin animals after hunting, and it could be used for weed cutting and harvesting.
This seax has a beautiful hand-forged blade and a wooden grip. It comes with a beautiful brown leather scabbard with braided decorations and a hand-stitched border. In this sheath you can hang the seax on your belt.
Material: 1075 carbon steel tempered, wood, leather;
Edge: razor sharp;
Length: 31 cm;
Blade length: 19.5 cm;
Delivery including leather scabbard with belt loops;
Based on historical original;
Shipping weight: 1 kg
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, 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 shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
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.
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The parcel of this item will be labelled: “Warning, sharp content. Please only deliver to adults (18+).”