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Seax (also known as the Sax)
Time Period: 4th-15th century
Used by Anglo-Saxons, Franks, Vikings
Common Construction: Bone or Wood Grip, Iron Blade

The seax is a general term for a single edged knife that varied in blade length between 6 and 36 inches. The term scramasax generally denotes the smaller form of the blade, mid-range blades are identified as seaxes, and long blades are known as langseaxes.

Nearly every male had a seax and it was used as an everyday tool for cutting, eating, etc. It was used by many cultures including the Franks, Lombards, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings from the 4th through the 9th century, and may have been used by the English as late as the middle of the 15th century.

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