7.5″ Anglo Saxon Patternwelded Broken Back Seax Blade 031


Patterwelded steel 16.5 inch broken back seax

• Blade dimensions: 16.5 inches long + tang and 1 3/4 inches wide, 5.4 mm at the broken back and 4.1mm where the blade meets the tang
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel

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This seax is forged from an of-cut of a patternwelded sword. This blade is a 6 bar construction. First a bar of high layer (700 layer) random pattern steel at the spine and then , 4 bars of intermittently twisted patternweld , giving sections of twisted pattern and sections of parallel lines. Finally there is an edge of W2 steelThis 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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This blade could be fitted up like a sword…or a seax.