This seax was forged as an experimental piece a few days before Ashokan Sword seminar. The bars were welded without squaring and the pattern development was a test for a larger Vendel period sword. It has an iron spine and a 1075 edge with an ancient English bog oak grip.
The sheath was made by my good friend Luke Shearer. He designed the sheath to further the theme of wheat. The copper fittings say "hwæte" (wheat), and "æðelu" (a figurative term for growth) in Futhorc, which is the Anglo-Saxon script. Luke has an amazing attention to detail and understands the magic that makes historical work like this come alive. He did an incredible job with this sheath and did this seax more than justice.