This long-bladed seax has a blade of 420 stainless steel. The grip is of highly polished bone with brass plates and a brass pommel cap. The seax has a companion scabbard of stitched, thick leather with belt loops.
The seax came in a wide range of sizes – many were utility knives with blades as wide as a palm whilst others were long enough that they were practically swords and meant solely for war. This long-bladed seax is clearly intended as a weapon; it is long enough to make it impractical for most utility work, but not so long that it cannot be quickly drawn from its sheath for defense or in the scrum of battle. A seax was often worn horizontally at the waist to facilitate a quick draw.
The long blade of this seax with its clipped point makes it an excellent thrusting blade; the thick blade spine aids in transmitting the force of the thrust to the point. The blade is also wide enough to be an able slashing and cutting weapon.
The seax is not only a sidearm for the spear or sword armed warrior, but there are some warriors who were known to prefer the seax. A seax such as this size could be concealed behind a shield to deliver a surprise to the foe, or could be used in tandem with the shield to force a fight to very close quarters to gain advantage against longer weapons.