A popular weapon among Germanic tribes, the Anglo-Saxons, and the Vikings, the seax is named for the Old English word for knife. The traditional seax, also called a sax, scramaseax, and scramasax, typically features a blade with a single edge and a centerline tang, which could range in length from 3-4 inches to around 28 inches. Broken-back seax display a dramatic sharp angle between the back and point of the blade. This Viking dagger serves well for fighting and everyday work. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry a great selection of Viking daggers and Anglo-Saxon blades crafted from fine materials like high carbon steel with wood, horn, and bone handles. We offer pieces with darkened and polished finishes. Available in functional dagger and decorative dagger designs, these traditional Norse blades are great for historical re-enactors and weapons collectors.
Vikings found uses for weapons of every size, as they had a number of tasks to accomplish at any given time. The Bone Handled Viking Utility Dagger is a tool fit for a Norse warrior of unmatched stature and barbaric strength.
Some Vikings were fond of prestige weapons, those being ornate pieces that were as much signs of rank as anything else. This Decorated Viking Scramasax is one such piece with fine detailing, made out of a typical Viking knife.
Self-respecting Saxon warriors carried a seax sword. Remember this well-known Germanic weapon by wearing the Gudrik Seax Knife and its included leather sheath. This sheepsfoot blade is great for many outdoor situations and needs.
Blades much like the Havall Viking Seax served as a common sidearm to the Germanic and Anglo-Saxon tribes from the Migration Period to the Early Middle Ages. This decorative weapon adds authenticity to the role of Viking raider.
From the Migration Period to the Early Middle Ages, knives proved helpful in survival and combat. The Havall Viking Seax Dagger is a modern replica. Whether for reenactment or cosplay, the Havall Viking Seax Dagger is a great accessory.
The seax sword characterized the Saxons. The legacy of that weapon continues today in the Holmstein Seax, a knife carrying on that distinctive design. It is a great functional item and a wonderful display piece for any collection.
If there is one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved large blades. This Horn Handled Viking Sax is a broad knife, although given its length this blade is basically a Viking short sword.
While the seax was the basic Viking utility knife, more decorative versions of the dagger, like this Lobed Pommel Viking Seax, were often used among these Norse warriors for ceremonial purposes or to show prestige among themselves.
The seax, also known by several other names including scramasax and simply sax, was a type of Germanic knife that was the common sidearm of a Viking. This Lombard Seax is based upon a 6th century version of this Viking Age weapon.
With its striking appearance, the Maldon Viking Seax serves as a fantastic historical dagger replica. A design popular among Germanic and Anglo-Saxon peoples, the Norse seax makes a great weapon for collecting or putting to work.
A good dagger is a must for any warrior, especially since they are so handy to have when you head into battle. Besides, you never know when a blade like this Norman Dagger might save your life, so it is good to always have one ready.
Back by popular demand from Windlass Steelcrafts is this Runic Long Seax. The runic alphabet is etched across its blade. The Vikings believed runes possessed magical power and often inscribed them onto weapons to increase power.