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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jul, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: a wee little seax         Reply with quote

This started as a billet end that looked just big enough to forge something out of... one should never let good steel go to waste.




The blade is 1084/15n20 twist, wrought iron, and a W1 edge, 2 5/8" long. The handle is some very nice boxwood I traded for last year, sheath has bronze fittings with brass rivets and rings. Overall length is exactly 6 inches. This is about as small as I can make a seax...

I'm asking $175 for this one.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2015 12:14 am    Post subject: A wee little seax         Reply with quote

Can you show me a photo of how that seax looks like when handled for comparison?
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2015 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: A wee little seax         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
Can you show me a photo of how that seax looks like when handled for comparison?

I'm working on it, having technical difficulties with my camera.

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" I have found that it is very often the case that if you state some absolute rule of history, there will be an example, however extremely unusual, to break it."
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Aug, 2015 7:40 am    Post subject: A wee little seax         Reply with quote

Now I see it. Thanks for that. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Sep, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one has been setting around too long, I'm dropping the price to $150.
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 6:20 am    Post subject: A wee little seax         Reply with quote

A seax this size is quite expensive. Eek!
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep, 2015 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: A wee little seax         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
A seax this size is quite expensive. Eek!

When you consider the time that it requires to weld up, forge, grind, heat-treat, polish, and etch the blade, inlet the tang, shape, and polish the handle, then wet-form, emboss, and make the metal fittings for the sheath... you're getting a bargain... and I'm certainly not getting rich.

If you think you can make one of equal quality for a lesser price, by all means go for it. Otherwise, I suggest you keep it to yourself.

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep, 2015 12:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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A seax this size is quite expensive. Eek!


Shahril, haven't we been here before with the sword ? You may think it is expensive, but there are plenty of others (me included) that feel this is a very reasonable price indeed for this piece.

There are plenty of aspects of this piece to comment on whether you like it or not, the maker will find the comments useful, however just to comment on the price is a rather pointless thing to do and gains none of us anything.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 2:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

$175.00 for that? A bargain.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh yes, this is a great price for this seax!

I am wondering if inscribed runes would be historically appropriate for this type of seax. I am not sure that I have seen non-inlaid lettering on sexes.

This really is a super-cool little knife.
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep, 2015 8:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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I am wondering if inscribed runes would be historically appropriate for this type of seax. I am not sure that I have seen non-inlaid lettering on sexes.


There is a French sax that has incised runes (I'll have to do some serious digging for the image, but I have it somewhere), but it is an earlier style than this one. My main reason for the runes is I believe strongly that a hand-made knife should be marked by the maker, and runes seemed the best way for a knife of this style and period. I'm still experimenting with inlay, it is a challenging art....

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I like this a lot. Reminds me of medieval illustrations of pen-knives being used in calligraphy and what not, although it's obviously a pre-medieval design, but it's more 'timeless' than that so good work Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Dec, 2015 3:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This one is sold, and on it's way to it's new home...Happy
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