The original Seax of Beagnoth (Thames scramasax) is a long single-edged knife from 10th-century (Anglo-Saxon). It was found in the River Thames in 1857 (now exhibited at the British Museum in London). It is a prestige weapon with inlaid copper, bronze and silver wire. There is an inscription of the twenty-eight letter Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet on one side of the blade, as well as the name "Beagnoth" in runic letters.
Our replica does not contain the runic inscription. The handle was not preserved on the original weapon, we took inspiration for our knife handle from a seax now exhibited at the Ulm Museum, Germany.
- Material: high-carbon spring steel 54SiCr6
- Total length: 72cm
- Blade length: 55cm
- Max. blade thickness: 5mm
- Max. blade width: 4.2mm
- Wooden handle: 4.2 x 18.2 cm (2 cm thick)
- Blade: sharp
- Manufactured by Arma Epona smithy