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>>878 Anglo-Saxon thegn
Subjectthegn noble
Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Setting: Viking wars, England 9-10thc
Objectseax knife
​Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery *
   The single-edged scramasax varied in size from a small knife, usually called a seax, to a full-length sword.  This example shows a distinct line where the steel edge was welded to the softer iron core of the blade.  Saxon, 8th-9th century.  From Roermond, in Limburg, the Netherlands." ...

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* Royal Ontario Museum > Samuel European Galleries > Arms & Armor
"Lame de scramasaxe anglo-saxon  Fer.  Vers 900-1100.  964x120.4
Les Anglo-Saxons d'Angleterre et les Francs des régions qui allaient former la France moderne se servaient du scramasaxe, long couteau à simple tranchant tout à fait typique.  Cette lame à l'aspect très dangereux était idéale pour transpercer les boucliers en bois et en cuir."

* Higgins Armory Museum
​​Royal Armouries Museum > Self Defence Gallery *
"Blade of a knife  North European, 5th-9th century This blade is from a knife known as a sax. This type of knife was popular in
northern Europe during the early Middle Ages. Although it could have been used as a weapon, it was primarily a domestic utensil."

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​Royal Armouries Museum > War Gallery *
"Reproduction seax  This copy of a Saxon knife blade was forged by Simon Metcalf in 1994 to help understand
 how pattern-welding was carried out.  A relatively simple pattern-welded design can be seen after the blade has been ground,
 polished and etched in dilute acid.  The effect of the acid is to darken the steel, whilst the iron remains relatively bright." 
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