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Harry Marinakis




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PostPosted: Tue 08 Mar, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Help please, seax design         Reply with quote

Hello,
I am trying to make a 10th C Norse seax, and so am working on a plan. A lot of the seax typographies end with the 9th C and I am having trouble finding good references for the 10th C. So I am finding myself shooting from the hip, and here is what I have come up with. For those of you with more knowledge than me, is this a reasonable design?

If so, please tell me why and point me in the direction of some references. Thanks.



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PostPosted: Wed 09 Mar, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You won't find seax typologies because they are evolved into single edge swords Happy Such as this one. It's 92cm in length, blade length 76cm, grip length 9.4cm.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Mar, 2016 4:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Jeroen, I was hoping that you would chime in.

So did they not carry any smaller knives?
If they did carry smaller knives, what were they like?
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2016 1:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
Thanks Jeroen, I was hoping that you would chime in.

So did they not carry any smaller knives?
If they did carry smaller knives, what were they like?


As far as I'm aware nothing in terms of saxes (although my information sources are limited wrt Norway). In Sweden you still see a continuation of the Baltic style sax well into the Viking age. But I haven't seen examples like that from Norway. As far as utility knives, I've not seen many examples of complete warrior grave contents. So I don't know of they were buried with knives.

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