Seax of Beagnoth

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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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  • 5
    Viking seax

    Posted by Devan on Sep 24th 2023

    It honestly is beautiful! My only critique is that its heavy at the tip. But maybe thats how the original one was

  • 3
    seax of Beagnoth

    Posted by Charles F Barnitz on Sep 19th 2020

    The runes are applied backward on one side of the seax. I was actually surprised that they were on both sides. Also, the fidelity of the runes on this product to the original leaves something to be desired. The second rune in the futhorc looks like it was overwritten. The seax itself has a good feel but there's a slight bend to the left when I sight along the spine. Coule use a little more attention to detail.

  • 5
    Seax of Beagnoth

    Posted by Erik on Aug 30th 2020

    Excellent Details, good balance & weight in the hand. Very nice replica of a historical find..100%!

  • 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

    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.