VIKING SAX DAGGER & SHEATH AH3379 DEEPEEKA This Viking Sax is typical of the single edged knives used throughout Europe in the Dark Ages. This version is nearly 24 inches long and practically a short sword. The Sax or Seax was made in various sizes, the longest ones evolving into single edged Viking swords. Features a full tang design and hardwood grip, brass guard and steel grip pins and pommel. This fully functional Sax comes with a high carbon steel single edge, sporting a long blood grove. The blade edge comes factory dull to allow for personal sharpening preferences depending on intended usage. Deepeeka is world renown for their skills and dedication to building fine historic weapons and armour replicas. Included is a traditional stitched brown leather scabbard which is double looped to hold the knife horizontal in authentic style. Read more on Functional Series Blades
• Overall length: 23-1/2" • Blade length: 17" • Grip Length: 5-1/4" • Weight: 2 lb 2.4 oz • Edge: Blunt • Point of Balance: 3-1/2" • Blade Steel: EN45 High Carbon Steel • Blade Width: 54.6 mm • Blade Thickness: 4.4 mm
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
A scramseax (also seax ) was a type of Germanic single-edged knife. Scramseax seem to have been used for 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.