Also available without sheath
Designed by Markland Merchants to be a historically accurate seax for the serious Viking reenactor, the Danelaw Seax has a blade of tempered and sharpend EN45 high carbon steel which is tempered to a 56-58 HRc hardness. The grip is stained Poplar wood which is well-suited to carve and customize to your liking. The blade tang is durably secured into the hilt and the length of the tang within the grip is slightly longer than half the length of the wood grip. Included with the dagger is a durable leather sheath of high quality vegetable-tanned leather with stitched construction.
This robust bladed seax is the so-called broken-back style seax. These seaxes have a sharp angled transition between the back section of the blade and the point. This shape makes the spine appear to be broken like a beast with a broken back which is where this evocative blade style gets its name. Knives or Seaxes such as these were common in Viking age Britain and Ireland, although some examples have been found in archaeological digs in Germany and have been dated around 8th-11th century. Knives like these were used every day just as the smaller knives were, however, they were substantial enough to have proven useful if your main weapon was lost during combat or during an unexpected mead hall brawl as well.