28″ Lang Seax ref:948

£2,800.00

28 inch Patternwelded steel Lang seax.

• Blade dimensions: 28 inches long and 2 1/8 inches wide 7.3mm thick at the broken back 5.2mm thick at the handle Knife is 43” over all
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel, vintage wrought iron
• Handle: burl walnut and damascus steel. The sheath is leather and copper.

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Description

This blade is a 6 bar construction. First a layer of wrought iron at the spine and 3 layers of twisted steel (there are only 2 layers in each twist but they have been heavily distorted in the forging) There is then another layer of wrought iron and an edge of 700 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.
This langseax has a damascus steel ferrule around the handle . There is a damascus steel plate riveted on as a but cap.

The sheath is oak tanned leather with copper fittings.