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Birka Long Seax, Viking Sax Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Wood-and-Bone Handle

This Viking Age knife based on finds from Björkö/Birka (grave 944), Sweden, features a sharpened high carbon steel blade. The wood-and-bone handle has an oval cross-section for a solid grip on the knife and the brass butt cap is equipped with a convenient lanyard hole (leather lanyard is included in delivery). The bone section is adorned with intricate period details. As the knife is fully hand-made, these ornaments may slightly vary from piece to piece. Please also keep in mind that bone is a natural product and variations in bone colour and grain are quite common. Each Birka seax has thus its own very unique handle and above pictures are for reference only.

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Product No: 11851

Period: Vikings and Normans / Viking weapons

Birka Long Seax, Viking Sax Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Wood-and-Bone Handle

Birka Long Seax, Viking Sax Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Wood-and-Bone Handle

Birka Long Seax, Viking Sax Knife with Carbon Steel Blade and Wood-and-Bone Handle

The beautiful sheath is crafted from vegetable tanned, hand-dyed leather with period brass fittings. It is equipped with three stylized brass rings and leather belt loops for typical Viking-style horizontal carry. All details are also modeled on original finds from Birka.

Please note that, as the blade is sharp and fully functional, this scramasax is designed as a collector's or decoration piece and not suited for combat re-enactment!

  • Blade material: high carbon steel, sharp edge
  • Also available with Damascus steel blade (Product no. 0264000255)
  • Handle material: wood, animal bone, brass
  • Overall length: approx. 60 cm
  • Blade length: approx. 47 cm
  • Weight: approx. 600 g (approx. 840 g with sheath)
  • Vegetable tanned leather sheath with brass fittings and carrying loops
  • Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The Swedish company SPQR offers a wide range of historical replicas. SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus (Engl. The Senate an People of Rome) and is a fitting name for a company specialized in the reproduction of artefacts reaching from the Roman era to the Renaissance period. SPQR has committed itself to making high-quality re-enactment and battle-ready products available at affordable prices. The entire product line is made to historical specifications. Each piece is modeled on illustrations and photographs from historical books and museums, and SPQR works in close cooperation with a number of Viking and medieval re-enactment groups in Scandinavia, Germany and the UK to jointly develop the most authentic products possible.

Included in these categories: Seaxes, Saxes

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