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The Anglo Saxon SeaxThe Seax: The Ritual Knife

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.

The seax, or sax, was universal in Northern Europe. Carried and used by the Saxons, Angles, Vikings, and German tribes, its use probably dated before the fall of Rome and continued on into the early Middle Ages.


The Anglo Saxon Seax

There probably is not a culture today, past or present, that did not have a utility knife of some sort. The Viking Utility Knife, also known as a seax, was a varied little blade that could range in size from quite large to quite small.

The seax was a common knife among Vikings, used as much as a tool and a weapon as a decoration and prestige piece.

If there is one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved their blades.

Some Vikings were fond of prestige weapons, those being ornate pieces that were as much signs of rank as anything else.

The Viking Seax Dagger is a companion that no Viking warrior should be without. Not only would it make for a handy weapon to wield against your enemies, but it would also serve well as a utility knife when out of battle, too.

If there is one thing to be learned by observing Viking weaponry, it is that the Vikings loved large blades. Do not believe that Vikings only favored the most powerful weapons. They were pragmatists and warriors foremost, and so used whatever worked the best. That meant that, sometimes, they used smaller weapons.

Vikings found uses for weapons of every size, as they had a number of tasks to accomplish at any given time.

During the Viking Age, all free Norse men were expected to carry their own weapons at all times. Make sure you are prepared for whatever obstacle you face, either by land or sea

Vikings were indeed the epitome of brutish and barbaric people, but that does not mean that their weapons were not beautifully decorated sometimes.

While the seax was the basic Viking utility knife, more decorative versions of the dagger existed.  Seax were often used among these Norse warriors for ceremonial purposes or to show prestige amongst themselves.

The broken-back style Seax (Old English for knife) was a popular blade design from the fall of the Roman empire until the start of the Middle Ages. Seax knives feature a steep angle extending from the spine to the tip, making it fantastic for thrusting or piercing. Used by northern European tribes for a variety purposes ranging from daily camp prep to storming a castle!