21″ Anglo Saxon Patternwelded Broken Back Seax Blade 005

£995.00

Patterwelded steel 21 inch broken back seax

• Blade dimensions: 21 inches long + tang and 2 inches wide, 8.7 mm at the broken back and 5.6mm at the handle
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel, vintage wrought iron

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Description

This blade is a 6 bar construction. First a layer of wrought iron at the spine and then 4 bars of twisted patternwelded steel. The first bar twisted anti clockwise, the second clockwise, the 3rd anti clockwise, the 4th clockwise and finally an edge of 300 layer 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 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.

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