14″ Northern European War Knife ref:947

£700.00

14 inch blade with a forge welded blade made from vintage wrought iron and carbon steel

• Blade dimensions: 14 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide 6.3mm at the handle.
• Blade material: 1095 Carbon Steel, vintage wrought iron
• Handle: Walnut, copper and the sheath is leather and copper.

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Description

This subtle patterned blade is a 2 bar construction. First a layer of wrought iron at the spine, then a layer of 1095 steel that shows a faint auto hammon of hardned steel along the edge a feature that most original blades would likely have. This has been 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.

Thewalnut handle has a copper ferrule at the front and copper butt plate secured with copper rivets.

The sheath is made from whet fitted vegetable tanned leather and has copper fittings.