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Tattershall-Thorpe Seax

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The Tattershall-Thorpe Seax is based on an 8th century Anglo-Saxon find in blacksmith shop in Lincolnshire. The blade is forged from 1095 high carbon steel. The blade was oil quenched with a clay coating. The handle is sombar stag with brass fittings.

The overall length is 14" The blade length 9" long and is 1" wide.

As always comments and criticisms are welcome.

 

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Thanks for looking

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Very nice! I always like stag on these, and that was a good move showing the original blade to go with it.

 

I like the green one too, but everyone's commenting on it and nobody had on this one, so I figured I'd put my $0.00002 here. ;)

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Good job on getting the blade shape to look like the original, looks great.

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I like this one quite a bit. Youve done a fine job.

Larry Sharp

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Mmmm, seaxy ;) There is only one thing I would change, based on the pictures (it might already be this way just not captured in the photo). I would make the spine of the blade go into less of a curve as it transitions into the handle. The slight notch in the original seems to be where the tang started.

 

That all said, I think you've done a great job :D

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I like! Yum! can I ask how much ?

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Yes, Indeedy. Very nice. I am making mental notes here for a future project. :ph34r:

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great looking piece

I like it

Mike

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Thanks guys.

I'm really happy with how this one came out. I forgot to mention that this was the blade I forged in the demo at my hammer in last month.

Matt sent you a PM.

Jum, I'm going to make a leather sheath for it with a back draw.

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Damn Adlai that is sweet, the whole package is very nice and nicely matching the original!

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Nice seax! I really like the proportions on that piece, well done!

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Well, it's not quite historically built, but.... It's grown on me, and I really like it anyway.... ;)

I bet it's a heck of a cutter with that wide flat grind.

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Thanks guys it really means a lot.

 

Well, it's not quite historically built, but.... It's grown on me, and I really like it anyway.... ;)

I bet it's a heck of a cutter with that wide flat grind.

 

I just can't help using antler. It just looks so darned good and I've never been happy with just a bare blade stick out of a wood handle either.

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Nice one Adlai i like the stag it turned out great.

 

Bob

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Adlai,

 

That may be the best piece you've done yet. Nice work, my man.

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Thanks for the compliments.

Hey Steve when are you coming down again to play with fire? The new longer gas forge is finally built.

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Upon further reading in A Smith in Lindsey, The Anglo-Saxon Grave at Tattershall Thorpe, Linconshire by David A. Hinton. He mentions that the the tang E found on the sight has fragments of horn on it which is more common on knives than any other tool. They estimate the find to be about 660-730.

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