View Full Version : One more Seax (Anglo-Saxon).

01-10-2005, 01:48 PM
This one was a long time in the making (I didn't have much hobby time last year)...
It is a small (near the low limit of the known range) Anglo-Saxon Seax, hopefully reasonably historically correct. Take a look:
as usual, comments and questions are welcome!

BTW, this seax is the latest addition to my ongoing "small historical knives of the world" series. It joined a Japanese tanto and a Viking woman's knife, both posted here earlier.


J.Arthur Loose
01-12-2005, 12:37 PM
Nice one, Alex.

"_____ made me," is a very common inscription. So is, "_____ owns me," at least in ON. :)

Roger Gregory
01-13-2005, 05:25 PM
Nice work Aex. I especially like the sheath, very authentic.

The Regia Anglorum material is generally good, those people are sticklers for detail. So, worth keeping an eye on their website.


01-18-2005, 12:43 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate your opinion.

BTW, I did use Regia Anglorum as one of my sources for sheath construction. Their site (at least the pages dealing with weaponry) hasn't been updated in years, though...
One of their member groups (Baldustrand) has some interesting details on seax sheath construction here:
This was my second most important source, along with Regia.

Take care.

Don Halter
01-18-2005, 04:25 PM
Nice seax! I like the way the sheath came out also. Did you have any problems stretching the leather to fit the back of the blade? Did you have to dry it on a form?

Good job...I really like seeing the historical recreations of seaxes.

P.S. I'm having problems finding translations for the runic language. Anyone got a good site?

01-18-2005, 05:22 PM
Well, there was no real trouble with forming leather for the sheath, but it was kind of hard on my fingers... I had to keep stretching it around the blade for a quite a while. I didn't have to dry it with the blade inside, just came back a couple times after 1-2 hours and stretched some more to restore the shape.


Jeff Pringle
01-20-2005, 09:44 AM
P.S. I'm having problems finding translations for the runic language. Anyone got a good site?

I don't know if you mean the runes, or the language, so here are a couple good sites:

Has a copy of Zoega?s Old Icelandic dictionary, a grammar and lots of other old norse language stuff.

Has just about every set of runes explained very thoroughly, the best rune site I?ve seen.

The best of linguistic luck,