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. Also known as the Thames scramasax, the original artifact was found in the River Thames in 1857, and possesses an ornate level of detailing, including the name Beagnoth, as well as the entirety of the Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet – all twenty eight letter-runes. This reproduction is crafted with a blade of steel, with matched engravings down the length of its uniquely shaped blade. A fuller also adorns the blade, to help reduce its weight and match the replica to the original. The replica also features a wooden handle, adorned with brass bands and rivets (as the original handle did not survive to the finding, this is the only liberty taken with the seax and its overall design). Included with the long knife is a hand crafted natural leather sheath, which features attractive stitching as well as dual belt straps, for horizontal hanging, wearing, and carrying. Accurate down even to the measurements, this Seax of Beagnoth is a great way to make an actual historical piece a part of your home decor, as well as a fine piece of history to add to your essential Viking style, too.
- Fully functional
- Based on the Design of the Actual Seax of Beagnoth, in London
- Blade is Adorned with the Full Futhark Rune Alphabet
- Includes a Hand Made, Stitched Natural Leather Sheath
- A Stunning Display Piece and Collectible, as Well as a Great Viking Weapon
- Features a Hand Crafted EN45 High-Carbon Steel Blade
- Has a Wood Grip with Brass Accents
- Overall Length: 29 Inches
- Blade Length: 21.5 Inches
- Weight: 1 Pound 7.3 Ounces
Evan Hammerlund (verified owner) –
I knew this was big, but I didn’t fully realize how big this was until I held it.
This is a relatively faithful reproduction of the original Seax of Beargnath. I couldn’t be happier with it!