Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Vendel 1 seax Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Jonas Lyckman




Location: Vendel weden
Joined: 15 Jan 2014

Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2014 6:46 am    Post subject: Vendel 1 seax         Reply with quote

I am looking for pictures and really any information about the "single-edged sword" that was found in Vendel grave nr1. The knife is mentioned in several sources. But there is not to be found in Historiska museumet, which has the rest of the finds. I found pictures on the seax found in grave No. 9(12 in the book Vendeltid?) But very little about that was found in grave No. 1. The knife it self was almost gone and the sheath shows similarities to that which is found in valsgärde, that is all the information i found. I'm very grateful for all info.
View user's profile Send private message
Shahril Dzulkifli




Location: Malaysia
Joined: 13 Dec 2007
Likes: 1 page

Posts: 1,265

PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Vendel 1 seax         Reply with quote

Is it a sword or a knife that you are looking for, Jonas?
“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength”

- Marcus Aurelius
View user's profile Send private message
Jonas Lyckman




Location: Vendel weden
Joined: 15 Jan 2014

Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hjalmar Stolpe call it single-edged sword in"vendelfynden", but refer to it later for a long weapon knife. Greta Arwidsson call it a schmalsax which I think is a better description. So I'm looking for a weapon knife that has been called both a short single-edged sword and a schmalsax.
View user's profile Send private message
Jonas Lyckman




Location: Vendel weden
Joined: 15 Jan 2014

Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat 16 Aug, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have found what I was looking for. It is a seax that are very similar to the one found in bjärs on Gotland. In the end I took a little trip to Carolina redevivia in Uppsala to read excavation report by Hjalmar Stolpe. It contained a smaller deskription and a detailed image. The knife itself is completely gone, but the bronze fittings on the sheath is fairly intact.
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Vendel 1 seax
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum