Seax of Beagnoth

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The Seax of Beagnoth (also known as the Thames scramasax) is a 9th century Anglo-Saxon seax (single-edged knife). It was found in the River Thames in 1857, and is now at the British Museum in London. On one side of the blade is the only known complete inscription of the twenty-eight letter Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet, as well as the name "Beagnoth" in runic letters.
It is thought that the runic alphabet had a magical function, and that the name Beagnoth is that of either the owner of the weapon or the smith who forged it. This faithful replica is based on the dimensions of the original.
It has a hand made untempered carbon steel blade with wood grip and hand crafted natural - leather scabbard.

Measurements:

Total Length: 735mm
Blade Length: 559mm
Spine Thickness: +/- 4.6mm
Blade Thickness: 1.5mm (needs grinding to be suitable for re-enactment)
Hilt: 178mm
Weight: 831g
Scabbard Length: 587mm
Belt Loop Inside Diameter: 60mm
Scabbard Weight: 191g