6.5″ Anglo Saxon Patternwelded Broken Back Seax Blade 031


Patternwelded steel 6.5 inch broken back seax

• Blade dimensions: 6.5 inches long + tang  at 3 3/4inches and 1.5 inches wide at the broken back , 1 inch at the tang, 6 mm thick  at the broken back and 5mm where the blade meets the tang
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel  W2 carbon steel and Vintage wrought iron

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. 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 W2 carbon steel.  The blade has been ground to different depths on each side of the bladeFolded to 300 layers. 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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