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A good Seax knife ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Shanghai McCoy, Mar 15, 2014.

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  1. Shanghai McCoy

    Shanghai McCoy Member

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    So, thanks to the History Channel :rolleyes:, I now have seax lust.
    Are there any decent and useable examples out there for sale at an affordable price?
    I have looked at KOA for the axes and see they also have seax knives for sale but was wondering if they were any good or just props..?
     
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    The Knives of Alaska Knives I have used and seen are users.
     
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    As with all things, you get what you pay for.

    The Windlass stuff that KOA sells is usually functional, more or less.
     
  6. Shanghai McCoy

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    Thanks Sam, sorry...:eek:
    Too many years in acronym heavy occupations.
     
  7. Shanghai McCoy

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    tomrka,
    Thanks. Arms and Armour looks good.
    That other website is pretty amazing as well. Lots of talent there.
     
  8. Sam Cade

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    Himalayan Imports has also been known to produce an excellent (though ahistorical) saex type knife on occasion.

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    You'll have to define that before anyone can help you in any meaningful manner.
     
  10. Shanghai McCoy

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    Point taken...
    I'd say in the 100-150 dollar range .
     
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    I was thinking 8 to 12" hso . I have seen that examples in museums seem to come in a variety of sizes.
     
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    Just for fun: Swords...Old and New

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    That's a nice shot.
     
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    And more appropriate would be a bow for a modern projectile weapon (or even the rocks under it).

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    You could have one made, but the price is going to be higher than you care to pay.
    http://lukeshearerbladesmith.wordpress.com/
     
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    But this is a gun forum, so it needs a gun :) That, and today's "swords" are AR-15s.
     
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    Thanks to all who gave me info and direction for finding a seax knife. I shall check them out in the future.
    Now, back to our usually scheduled "thread drift"...:rolleyes:
    ;) :D

    BTW,nice photo tom.
     
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    I just realized while looking for a reasonable seax knife that I already own one. It's called a Kar98k bayonet.

    Seriously, look at the blade shape. got this reproduction from IMA, would make a dandy seax if I could dismount the locking lug metal from the tang.. looks like it's brazed on.
     

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  21. Shanghai McCoy

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    Ya know,
    That does look like a seax...
     
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    It does have the right Angle to it...
     
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    Swords were sidearms: main battle weapons would be spears and projectile weapons like bows.
     
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    I'm about 95% certain your particular 98k bayonet has had the point ground down at some point, probably because the tip got broken off. The point appears a little too close to the fuller, and all the K98k bayonets I have ever seen didn't have that much drop to the point. The point was usually in line with the exact middle of the blade, not closer to the edge.

    So while yours might make a passable seax, an original one wouldn't look all that close.
     
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    Me too.

    I didn't find anything that really floated my boat so I just started making one.

    Something like this:

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    Call it a techno saex. :cool:






    I'll finish it up over the next couple days.
     

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