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VIKING SAXON SCRAMASAXNobleWares Image of SH1075 Viking Saxon Scramasax and scabbard by CAS Hanwei SH1075 CAS Hanwei
The Scramasax, carried by the Saxons and the Vikings between the 4th and 10th centuries, came in a wide range of sizes and was used both as a tool and a weapon. Carried horizontally, at the back of the belt, the scramasax provided the spearman with both a close-quarters weapon when needed, and it's broad blade could handle many day-to-day chores. The ancestry of the Scramasax, which evolved from similar weapons in bronze (and later iron) used by the Celts, is portrayed in the decoration of the guard and pommel. Our Battle Ready SH1075 Scramasax, with its foot-long blade, would provide both slashing and thrusting power in battle while handling heavy-duty chores around the home and camp. This authentic reproduction features a sharpened 11-1/2 inch 1566 high carbon steel blade, wood grip, and antiqued brass accents, and is equipped with a leather traditional horizontal-carry sheath.
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Overall length: 17-3/4"
Blade length: 11-1/2"
Grip Length: 4-1/2"

Weight: 1 lb 5 oz
Edge: Sharp
Point of Balance: 1-3/8"
Blade Steel: 1566 carbon steel
Blade Width: 1-3/4" - 2-1/4
Blade Thickness: 6.2 mm - 4.5 mm

Pommel: threaded

Scabbard: Leather, horizontal carry

Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

full view of SH1075 Viking Saxon Scramasax and scabbard by CAS Hanwei

A scramaseax (also seax) was a single-edged knife that was used for both warfare and as a tool. They occur in a size range from 2.9" to 29.5". The larger ones (langseax) were probably weapons, the smaller ones (hadseax) tools, intermediate sized ones serving a dual purpose. Wearing a scramseax may have been indicative of freemanship. The scramseax was worn in a horizontal sheath at the front of the belt. Scram refers to food and seax to a blade (so, "food knife"). There is some debate about the authenticity of the longer word scramseax. The Saxons may have derived their name from seax (the implement for which they were known) in much the same way that the Franks were named for their francisca. This claim is largely supported by the appearance of scramaseaxes in early Saxon heraldry.

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