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So I'm wanting to do a historically-accurate seax, and would like some pictures of actual artifacts, or accurate modern ones. It's much easier if there are a bunch of pictures on one topic, rather than hunting through the forum trying to find a few pics.

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Of course, I'm too impatient to wait :P , so I'm still hunting. I'll post what I find here. http://www.britishmuseum.org/images/ps306053_m.jpg

http://www.britishmuseum.org/images/k59052_m.jpg

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Ah ha, this is handy. http://1501bc.com/page/Museum_Valkhof_Nijmegen/index.html

http://1501bc.com/page/index2.html

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From one of the other knife forums there is this thread

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55484

where I found this ZIP file put together by Jeroen Zuiderwijk

http://1501bc.com/files/information_about_saxes.zip

 

Very recomended.

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I had started to work up a larger survey of Norse artifact knives, but honestly never got past an initial short essay:

 

http://www.warehamforge.ca/norse-knives/index.html

 

This piece mainly relates to the finds from Coppergate at York England.


There are a good number of images of knives from Danish museums in my own 'Exploring Viking Age Denmark' :

 

http://www.warehamforge.ca/TRAINING/exploreVA/exploreVA.html

 

You might also find a good number of artifact images (and endless musings) on my blog. There is a search function at the top.

 

Key - the majority of Norse / Viking Age knives are in the 7 - 10 cm blade length range. The larger 'combat' blades most focus in on are at best 'unusual', when the entire artifact record is considered.

 

Darrell

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Key - the majority of Norse / Viking Age knives are in the 7 - 10 cm blade length range. The larger 'combat' blades most focus in on are at best 'unusual', when the entire artifact record is considered.

 

2 & 3/4 inches to 4 inches approximately, in English units. About the size of the average paring knife. Good to know for re-enactment purposes, thank you.

 

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