16″ Anglo Saxon Patternwelded Broken Back Seax Blade Ref036


Patternwelded steel 16 inch broken back seax

• Blade dimensions: 116inches long + tang  at 7″ inches and 1 3/4 inches wide at the broken back , 1 3/8 inch at the tang, 7.4 mm thick  at the broken back and 6.6mm where the blade meets the tang
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel and Vintage wrought iron

You must be over 18 years old to purchase an edged tool from this website

In stock


. This blade is a 4 bar construction. First there is a layer of  vintage wrought iron at the spine and then  2 bars of twisted patternweld. Finally there is an edge of High layer damascus steel.  The blade has been ground to a deep depth on both sides of the blade giving a distinctive x pattern to the twiste. This blade is made using the same techniques that are used in the making of legendary Saxon and Viking swords.

Broken back seax blades have a very distinctive and stylised geometry, where the blade is thicker at the broken back and tapers towards the tip and back towards the handle. The Anglo Saxon broken back seax is the iconic tool and weapon of the Saxon. And found almost exclusively in the UK. Historically the blades have lots of subtle differences in profile but often share communality with the broken back part of the blade being the thickest.

Please email if you would like a quote for me to handle and sheath this blade.