A popular weapon among Germanic tribes, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Vikings, the seax is named for the Old English word for knife. The traditional seax, also called a sax, scramaseax, and scramasax, typically features a blade with a single edge and a centerline tang, which could range in length from 3-4 inches to around 28 inches. Broken-back seax display a dramatic sharp angle between the back and point of the blade. This Viking dagger serves well for fighting and everyday work. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry a great selection of Viking daggers and Anglo-Saxon blades crafted from fine materials like high carbon steel with wood, horn, and bone handles. We offer pieces with darkened and polished finishes. Available in functional dagger and decorative dagger designs, these traditional Norse blades are great for historical re-enactors and weapons collectors.
The Saxon Scramasax was the typical sidearm of Saxons and Vikings between the 4th and 10th centuries. Thanks to its long and heavy duty blade, the scramasax was ideal as both a close quarters weapon and a tool to use for everyday tasks.
The Seax is based on its historical namesake, which was universally used in Northern Europe. Also called the sax, it was carried by Saxons, Angles, Vikings, and German tribes, and probably originated even before the fall of Rome.
The seax was a common knife among Vikings, used as much as a tool and a weapon as a decoration and prestige piece. This Seax of Beagnoth is based on one such prestige weapon and artifact that is now located in the British Museum.
Vikings were indeed the epitome of brutish and barbaric people, but that does not mean that their weapons were not beautifully decorated sometimes. Own a stunning depiction of the Norse utility knife with this Studded Wooden Seax.
The Einar Viking Dagger is unique piece of weaponry for lovers of historical sagas and tales. This functional dagger is inspired by Norse mythology of the 10 to 11th century. The Einar are connected to the mythological einherjar.
One look at this Viking Dagger with Scabbard will tell you that even when they carried and used small blades, Vikings always meant business. This weapon might be short, but it is not lacking any of the power found in Viking weaponry.
If there is one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved their blades. This Viking Sax is a broad-bladed knife, although given its length this wood-handled blade is practically a Viking short sword.
During the Viking Age, all free Norse men were expected to carry their own weapons at all times. Make sure you are prepared for whatever obstacle you face, either by land or sea, with the Viking Utility Dagger at your side.
There probably is not a culture today, past or present, that did not have a utility knife of some sort. The Viking Utility Knife, also known as a seax, was a varied little blade that could range in size from quite large to quite small.
Do not believe that Vikings only favored the most powerful weapons. They were pragmatists and warriors foremost, and so used whatever worked the best. That meant that sometimes, they used smaller weapons, like this Viking Warrior Dagger.