Seax of Beagnoth

$89.99
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SKU:
W1139
Manufacturer Part Number:
AH4171

This seax is modeled after the Seax of Beagnoth which was found in the river Thames and is dated to the 9th century.  It is clear from all the details on the blade that the original was owned by a Viking chieftain or king.  Blade is tempered high carbon steel and decorated with engraved runes.  Comes with sheath.  This one is truly a mighty seax.

Overall length: 29"

Blade length: 22"

Weight: about 1.5 lbs

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  • 4
    fairly good copy

    Posted by Mark on Sep 19th 2018

    Bigger than I expected. Reasonable copy, less the gold inlays. Was disappointed when I flipped it over and the runes were just mirrored (backwards) from the front side. Back side is not visible on displayed at the British Museum. But, you can be reasonably sure the blacksmith wouldn't have written backwards.

  • 4
    A seax with seax appeal!

    Posted by Gunnar Thorsen on May 13th 2018

    Love this! A nice feeling, nice looking repro (blade anyway) of the Anglo-Saxon Beagnoth seax which is missing its grip, so that's conjecture. This weapon - a display piece for sure, but bought knowing and wanting that - is made with attention given to detail. I have mine displayed with another good replica of the Coppergate helmet. Nice engraving, nicely crafted laced leather sheath (which holds the blade edge down, the right way) and a wood and brass handle that has an old look to it and doesn't scream, "I'm made of Asian bunga-bunga wood!" Have read reviews of this seax elsewhere bashing it for not being "battle ready". Deepeeka (and good sellers) don't say it is. Funny thing about some of the "must be battle ready to = good" folks. The only battles they engage in involve boards and plastic water bottles. :) Buy this seax from Viking Shield, and as a plus, the seller is the best!

  • 4
    Very good Seax. Sheath is upside down.

    Posted by Joseph Bussa on Mar 30th 2018

    Nice. heavier than expected. The runes are etched and not just printed. Feels very nice in the hand. center of balance is maybe 5" past the hilt. There is no edge on the blade or anything. It feels like it would make a good chopper.

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Anonymous on Jul 28th 2017

    My husband is super excited to have this as part of a costume. Big, interesting looking, and beautifully well-made for the price.

  • 5
    Beautiful blade

    Posted by Carissa on Jun 22nd 2017

    The detailing on the blade is really nice and it has a heavy feel in the hand. The blade and sheath arrived in perfect condition.

  • 5
    Excellent Replica

    Posted by Anonymous on Apr 19th 2016

    This is an outstanding replica at a very reasonable price. Would like to see more etched Viking/Anglo Saxon weapons.

  • 4
    Impressive Seax

    Posted by David Hall on Apr 15th 2016

    This is a very impressive-looking weapon. The long blade is heavy and beautifully decorated with a runic pattern. And the sheath is well made and fits nicely. However, the blade arrived bent (about 5 degrees) at the grip, so there does not seem to be any temper. As long as you don't use it too hard it will be great for light reenactment and display.

  • 5
    Amazing artifact quality

    Posted by Anonymous on Jan 6th 2016

    The runes (alphabet) on the blade are captivating.  Heavy/thick blade, very high quality and authentic.  Worth every penny.