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My Personal Hand-Seax

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Michael Tinker Pearce, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    A few years back I was part of a group doing Viking-Era historic demo group, so of course I needed a hand-seax and made this for myself- Thought y'all might like to have a look.
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  2. Malamute

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    Very nice blade sir.



    Im sure you are familiar with them, others may not be.

    Bernard Cornwell.

    CD books.

    Song of the Sword

    Warriors of the Storm

    1356

    Agincourt

    Many others....
     
  3. Malamute

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    I'm not up to speed with the history of various blade styles, but upon further reflection, that blade looks quite similar to more recent Finnish Leuku knives, and doubtless other northen types.
     
  4. Shanghai McCoy

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    Nicely done. Very seaxy looking...
     
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  5. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    I attribute this to a mixture of tradition and the fact that there are just so many 'good' shapes.
     
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  6. Valkman

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    Beautiful blade, but I really like the shape and material of the handle.
     
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  7. entropy

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    Very well done! A bit flashier than I'd like personally, but a beautiful seax! What does the runic say? My FUTHARK is a bit rusty....
     
  8. Michael Tinker Pearce

    Michael Tinker Pearce Member

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    Translated it says 'Tinker Made Me.'
     
  9. bannockburn

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    Beautiful blade and sheath! First class design and construction!
     
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  10. LoonWulf

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    You sir, make my day with every post. I lack any real knowledge of historical blade types, and every time you post something if gives me something to go research. Others too for that matter, but I usually see there post after looking at one of these threads.
     
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  11. kBob

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    That is fancy! I like the "knot work" on the brass bit as well as the leather. This is one place where a "rune-ed" blade adds to the overall show!

    Almost makes me want to set aside my plan to purge the world of SCA-ers once I am established as "Evil Overlord Supreme" Just joking about that folks no plans to rid us of the SCAH clan or become EOS. Just a SF&F fan vs the Renfaire running battle thing.

    -kBob
     
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  12. Litlman

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    You create beautiful Blades. Thanks again for sharing!
     
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  13. JShirley

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    Very nice, though I'd go for a(n untraditional) guard.
     
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    Very handsome work!

    I read somewhere that blades such as that are how the Saxons acquired their name. They were apparently pretty handy with them.

    The Bernard Cornwell series on "Uhtred of Bebbanburg" that Malamute mentioned is an addiction of mine, as is James Nelson's "Thorgrim Nightwolf" series.
     
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