13.5″ Anglo Saxon Patternwelded Broken Back Seax ref:390


Patterwelded steel 13.5 inch broken back seax

• Blade dimensions: 13.5 inches long and 1 3/8 inches wide, 8mm at the broken back and 6mm at the handle.
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel, vintage wrought iron
• Handle: burl walnut, brass. The sheath is tooled leather and brass.

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This blade is a 4 bar construction. First a layer of wrought iron at the spine and twisted steel, then pin striped steel and finally an edge of random pattern damascus. This 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 burl walnut handle has a brass ferrule at the front.
The sheath is made by Jorgen in Yorkshire and has brass fittings and tooled leather.