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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Seax from Jämtland, Sweden         Reply with quote

This Seax is from a grave filled with a blacksmiths tools and carpenting tools dating around 600 AD located in Jämtland.

I just wanted to share it with you guys!

Sorry for the quality the mobilephone is not the best camerachoise I guess!!



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Wolfgang Armbruster





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Do I see fullers on the blade? Eek!
Looks very nice.
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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wolfgang Armbruster wrote:
Do I see fullers on the blade? Eek!
Looks very nice.


Yes you do!

There is three 2 mm fullers on the blade and the blade is aroun 40 cm (total lengt about 50 cm. The tang suggest a glued handle without any "pommelrivet" for a lack of better name. It has a great visual presence and it´s a mean looking blade. The blade and the other weapons and tools are in mint condision and the man who found them acctually didn´t realize they where old until he found the spearhead and the seax.

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Jonathon Janusz





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Apr, 2006 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How thick is the blade at the spine? I'm just curious. Wicked looking little cuss, that one.
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Jeroen Zuiderwijk
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr, 2006 12:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A very nice seax! It looks very close to some seaxes found in my country (Netherlands), but of which I've only seen drawings. I'm also very interested in the tools associated with this find. Do you have any pictures of them?
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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeroen Zuiderwijk wrote:
A very nice seax! It looks very close to some seaxes found in my country (Netherlands), but of which I've only seen drawings. I'm also very interested in the tools associated with this find. Do you have any pictures of them?


It is about 7 mm thick!¨

I will go back to the museum and get better pictures of the whole thing later. I have asked premission and been granted the right to photograf this particula find.

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Jeroen Zuiderwijk
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr, 2006 4:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Martin Wallgren wrote:

It is about 7 mm thick!¨


Believe it or not, that's quite thin for these type of seaxes. The ones I refered to were around 9-10mm thick if I recall correctly!

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I will go back to the museum and get better pictures of the whole thing later. I have asked premission and been granted the right to photograf this particula find.

That would be fantastic! I'm looking forwards to the photos!
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Greg Thomas Obach
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Apr, 2006 4:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

excellent
that is a very nice blade..
i can't wait to see more

thank you for the post
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