Fancy hand-sax and scabbard
This item is already sold- just thought that folks here might like to see it.
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OAL: 11-3/4 inches
Blade Length: 6-3/4 inches
Blade Width @ Base: 7/8 inch
Blade Width @ Widest: 1 inch
Blade thickness at base: 1/4 inch
Hilt OAL: 5 inches
COG: 1/4 inch from base of blade
Knife in the style of saxes dating to the 7-10thC. The flat-ground blade is differential-tempered 5160 spring steel. The blade is engraved on one face with the inscription 'Tinker me fecit' (tinker made me) and on the other with a simple interleave decoration similar to that on several original saxes dating to this period. The robust tang extends 2/3 of the length the handle, which is a section of deer antler capped with a small piece of Mastadon Ivory. The blade is securely epoxied into the handle. The handle's shape is particularly well suited to right-handed users though it may be used left-handed as well.
The leather scabbard is decorated on the outer face with period-appropriate incised designs, then dyed brown and then has had a carnuba wax finish applied. It is composed of a single piece of leather folded over, then riveted along it's upper edge with brass furniture. The furniture is inspired by that on a scabbard of a sax-knife traditionally associated with Charlemagne. There are two brass loops so that the scabbard may be suspended horizontally.

Comments welcome!
Man, why does this have to be sold!!?? It's gorgeous! Really top notch.

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