14″ Anglo Saxon Broken Back Seax Blade 925

£400.00

Steel and iron 14 inch broken back seax

• Blade dimensions: 14 inches long + tang and 2 inches wide, 6.5mm at the broken back and 5.8 mm at the handle.
• Blade material san mai (3 layer) construction of wrought iron over 1095 steel core.

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Description

This blade is made form a 1095 steel core sandwiched between layers of vintage wrought iron an age old way of making the most from the qualities of steel and iron.

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 a communality with the broken back part of the blade being the thickest.

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