The Viking dagger or called the seax, or sax, was the universally carried knife in Northern Europe. The Viking dagger was carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings and Germanic tribes. Viking Daggers, use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continues on into the early Middle Ages. From small knives with 3-4 inch blades to actual swords with blades of 27-28 inches and always single-edged, the profile of the seax varied a great deal. The original version of this large knife served from camp work to cutting work, on shipboard, and for fighting if a sword or axe was not available.
The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings and German tribes, its use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continued on into the early Middle Ages.
The Generation 2 version of the Viking Seax Knife is based off a 10th century version and if you notice it is a nice match to the Witham Viking Sword. The blade is 5160 tempered carbon steel with a wood handle, wrapped in brown leather.
There probably isn't a culture today, past or present, that didn't have a utility knife of some sort. The Viking Utility Knife, also known as a seax, was a varied little blade that could range in size from quite large to quite small, like this one.
The Generation 2 version, 6th Century Lombard Scramseax Knife, is based off a 6th century version. The blade is 5160 tempered carbon steel with a darkwood handle. The tang is peened over top the metal end cap of the handle.
If there's one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved their large blades. This Viking Sax is a broad-bladed knife, although given its length this wood-handled blade is practically a Viking short sword.
The seax was a common knife among Vikings, used as much as a tool and a weapon as a personal decoration and prestige piece. This Seax of Beagnoth is based on one such prestige weapon and artifact that is now located in the British Museum, in London.
One look at this Viking Dagger with Scabbard will tell you that even when they carried and used small blades, Vikings always meant business. This weapon might be short, but it's certainly not lacking any of the power typically found in Viking weaponry.
Some Vikings were found of prestige weapons, those being ornate pieces that were as much signs of rank and personal importance as anything else. This Decorated Viking Scramasax is one such piece with fine detailing, made out of a typical Viking knife.
This Viking Seax Dagger is a companion that no Viking warrior should ever be without. Not only would it make for a handy weapon to wield in combat against your enemies, but it would also serve well as a utility knife when out of battle, too.
If there's one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved their large blades. This Horn Handled Viking Sax is a broad-bladed knife, although given its length this wood-handled blade is practically a Viking short sword.
Do not believe that Vikings only favored the biggest, most powerful weapons. They were pragmatists and warriors foremost, and so used whatever worked the best. And that meant that sometimes, they used smaller weapons, like this Viking Warrior Dagger.
Used by Saxons and Franks in the early Middle Ages, the scramasax is a large knife which they utilized as both a hunting knife and a weapon. The Practical Scramasax is a superb reproduction of this historic weapon.