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8" Seax - Forged

8" Seax - Forged

SKU: 24010

Something a little different form me... my first Seax and first forged blade that is available.


Forged out of 26C3 carbon steel with a Hamon (differentially hardened). The Hamon is achieved by traditional methods as used by Japanese swordmakers - at the edge, the steel is very hard (63 HRC), above the Hamon line the steel is softer which will give the blade strength and toughness. Solid Nickel Silver bolster with a hammered texture and a stabilized Spalted Beech handle. Stabilized wood has been impregnated with a hard resin that provides a degree of water resistance but is also far less likely to crack or warp. Nickel Silver main pin that has been peened, domed and given a satin finish. A veg-tanned leather sheath made by my hands with saddle stitching and some toolwork compliments the piece and will keep your Seax secure and at-hand.


I enjoyed making this traditional piece and it feels so good in the hand - razor sharp too! With the traditional design, the forged texture, hammered bolster and the blade-heavy heft, it really evokes feelings of times gone by.




    Blade: Uddeholm 26C3 carbon steel (HRC +/- 63 at the edge)

    Blade thickness: 5mm (0.2")

    Blade length: 210mm (8.25")

    Overall length: 335mm (13.2")

    Height of blade (max): 46mm (1.8")

    Weight without sheath: 334g 11.7oz

    Weight with sheath: 458g 16.1oz

    Handle material: Stabilized Spalted Beech.

    Fittings: Nickel Silver bolster and main pin.

    Traditional hidden tang design. Comes with a custom fitted sheath as seen.

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