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A seax (a large knife), showing silver wire inlay on its handle (the broken material to the left of the image), and the angled back of its blade.  From Cumwhitton

A seax (a large knife), showing silver wire inlay on its handle (the broken material to the left of the image), and the angled back of its blade. From Cumwhitton

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Once I cut it off, I forge welded some wrought iron onto the stubby tang, so I'd have something to peen later that wasn't as hard as the blade.

langsaxen_aus_niederlandischen_sammlungen_409.jpg langsax cross-sections

langsaxen_aus_niederlandischen_sammlungen_409.jpg langsax cross-sections

Frammento di lama con sistema di sospensione del fodero di tipo orientale, in oro, da una tomba longobarda vicino a Chiusi, VI-VII sec. / Blade fragment, with golden scabbard suspension system of eastern origin, from a Langobard grave near Chiusi, 6th-7th century

Blade fragment, with golden scabbard suspension system of eastern origin, from a Langobard grave near Chiusi, century

10th century Bogøvej, Langeland, Denmark. Knife with silver inlay. Possible reconstruction.

Knife with silver inlay. Possible reconstruction.

800 Many folding knives have been found from the viking era. They carried some friction folders, but more often appear to have used clasp knives that used a catch to hold the blade open.

The History Of The Pocket Knife

800 Many folding knives have been found from the viking era. They carried some friction folders, but more often appear to have used clasp knives that used a catch to hold the blade open.

85cm long blade, edge is the curving side

long blade, edge is the curving side

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