8.5″ Anglo Saxon Patternwelded Broken Back Seax Blade Ref 017


8.5″ Patternwelded steel 10 inch broken back Seax

• Blade dimensions: 8.5 inches long + tang and just over 1 1/4 inches at the tang1 5/8 inches wide at the broken back, 6.5 mm at the broken back and 6 mm where the blade meets the tang
• Blade material: 15N20 Carbon Steel and CS80 and EN42J carbon steel.

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This blade is a 4 bar construction. and is made from the tip of a large sword I was making. The spine bar patterns merge and flow together.Finally there is an edge of  high 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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