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Seax, Skalby

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Product number: 4319


A reproduction of the seax from the 700-900s that was found 2021 in Skälby, Sweden. The unique, beautifully carved wooden handle on the original find was preserved, giving a rare glimpse into the Viking Age woodwork designs. 

The amazing handle has been reproduced on this seax, which is a time consuming task. Together with the blade it results in a unique Viking Age piece of equipment. 

  • Sharpened blade
  • Material: Carbon Steel 1045
  • HRC 55-58
  • Walnut wood handle
  • Hand-stitched leather scabbard
  • Historically accurate carved wooden handle
  • Total length: Approx. 44 cm (17")
  • Length of the blade: Approx. 32 cm (12.5")
  • Maximum width of blade: Approx. 5 mm (0.2")
  • Length of grip: Approx. 12 cm (4.5")
  • Carefully handmade, small variations may occur.

Link to a page about the find (in Swedish): Arkeologerna

The sax (English: seax) is a long knife characterized by a large, single-edged blade worn horizontally inside a scabbard attached to the belt, with the edge of the blade upwards. It was historically seen with Germanic peoples, and gave among other things the Saxons their name.