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Seaxes and Knives

 

Seax or sax was the name given to the knives carried by the free men of the early Germanic migrations. The Saxons got their name from this style of knife and it was very popular throughout Scandinavia also. They range in size and shape immensely but are all held together by a common thread; they were a symbol of freedom.

They could range from the size of a small utility knife for every day use or for eating to the size of a machete or sword. Some were pattern welded and were objects of prestige to be given as gifts from jarls to theigns, and some were simple steel or iron with wooden handles burned on, everyday knives for farmers.

These knives are fascinating and one of my preferred historical styles to explore.

Herein you'll find the seaxes I have made as well as other knives. I will try to post statistics of each knife if I have them still, many have left my hands without proper documentation.