Hand Forged Viking/Germanic Seax, Rune Etched, With Elk Bone Handle And Leather Sheath, By Kempf Forge
This is a Seax fit for a Viking warrior! It's based off of a 9th century Germanic design, and has the phrase "DEATH TO ROME" etched into both sides of the blade. I chose this phrase because the germanic tribes were actively battling the Roman Empire at that point in time, and it seemed appropriate.
It would be perfect for hacking your way through the forest, or as an awesome addition to a costume for Renn faires, medieval reenactments etc.
Blade Length: 11.5" Overall length: 18.25" Blade width at widest point: 2" Blade width at spine: Approximately 1/4" at thickest point. Weight: 1 LB 11 OZ or 772 Grams Steel: 5160 High carbon spring steel Handle: Elk femur and cocobolo wood, with texturing for grip.
My blades have soul to them, They are entirely hand crafted, and unique. You won't be able to match the quality, performance and passion of these knives with anything store bought. They are heirloom quality, extremely effective tools.
The blade is differentially quenched and tempered 5160 high carbon spring steel. Which is to say, the spine is flexible and durable, the edge is extremely hard. The result of this heat treating method is that you have a durable, springy blade with a killer edge that will last through a long period of use.
This seax has a convex grind, which will stand up to many forms of abuse and use.
I harden my knives using a computer controlled kiln. Using this tool allows me to get maximum edge retention out of a given piece/type of steel.
The handle of this knife is made of an elk femur, with a cocobolo bolster. It has been carefully sculpted to fit the contours of a human hand. I acquired the femur from outside a huge coyote den deep in the wilderness of my homeland.
The design on the blade is hand painted on, then acid etched deeply enough that you can feel it when running a finger over the flat of the blade.
The awesome hand tooled leather sheath comes with it! It has a bind rune for general protection and prosperity. The handle is held snugly in place with a leather loop secured with an antler tip pin.
Each blade I forge has a my lifetime warranty. If anything happens to it during the course of normal use, I will fix or repair it if I'm still alive.