Multibar Hearth Seax
Collaboration with Luke Shearer
This blade was made from three bars of home-made hearth steel. The steel was made by the light of the full moon and refined to make the different parts. With the hearth process I can control various factors like carbon content and other alloying elements present in the starting material. The spine of this piece is made of phosphoric iron, while the middle and edge bars are made of steel. The middle bar is twisted to show a fine pattern while the edge has been left random.
Once finished the blade was sent to my good friend Luke Shearer who made the grip and sheath. I have been a big fan of his work since before we met, and it is a huge honor to add some of his work to my collection.