Viking Long Seax, Peterson Type G, with Leather Scabbard
Owing to its overall length of 82 cm, this Viking Age sax knife or scramasax is rather to be classified as a sword. It features a single-edged, blunt EN45 spring steel blade with a thick spine and a pointed tip. The blade’s full tang is sturdily peened to the pommel.
A particularly broad fuller runs the top two-thirds of the blade along the spine and ends just before the blade tip. The wooden grip has a tight binding of thin, brown leather cord.
But what makes this early medieval one-handed sword stand from the crowd is the unconventional shape of its steel guard and pommel. The Petersen type G Viking swords are a quite small group of rare, little widespread, mostly single-edged swords. They are characterized by a lower guard and an upper guard / pommel usually equipped with tapered ends that are twisted into symmetrical spirals and point away from the grip.
As finds have been scarce so far, it has been quite difficult to provide reliable evidence as to the dating and distribution of this sword type. However, based on the few surviving examples (or fragments thereof), experts tend to believe that type G swords have their origins in 9th/10th c. Norway.
The long Viking seax comes with a sturdy, high-quality sheath that is made of brown leather and features a handsome, durable braided seam.
Please note that this Viking sword is not a battle ready weapon, as the blade’s point is not rounded. It is designed as a collector's or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat reenactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop (e.g. to complete your costume) and will make your transformation into a proud Norse warrior just perfect!
- Material: EN45 spring steel blade (high carbon steel, not stainless), steel guard and pommel, leather-wrapped wooden handle
- Overall length: approx. 82 cm
- Blade length: approx. 67 cm
- Hilt length: approx. 15 cm (grip approx. 10 cm)
- Max. blade width: approx. 4.5 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (edge approx. 1.5 to 2 mm)
- Point of balance: approx. 14.5 cm from the guard
- Incl. leather scabbard
- Weight without scabbard: approx. 1.04 kg
- Weight with scabbard: approx. 1.29 kg
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18.
- Stock: Unavailable
- Model: 2561
- SKU: 0116700600