Anglo-Saxon seax, 9th century

87.72
Delivery weight: 650 g


 

MW0116417100

Replica of a 9th century Anglo-Saxon seax.

The master was found in the river Thames in 1857 and is displayed in the British Museum nowadays.
That’s why it’s also called Thames scramasax.
The blade is complexly decorated and provided with a runic inscription.
On one side you’ll find engraved the complete runic alphabet, on the other side the word Beagnoth, which is supposed to be the name of the owner or the smith of the seax.
This replica is very close to its master.
The blade has a narrow but deep fuller.
The hilt from wood is fixed to the angle with brass rivets and strengthened with two brass rings.
The blade is not sharpened.

Delivery includes a solid and authentic sheath from cowhide.

Details:
- Material: carbon steel, sheath from cowhide.
- Total length: approx. 73.5 cm.
- Blade length: approx. 55.5 cm.
- Weight: approx. 650 g.

Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.

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