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Seax of Beagnoth

Product Code: KS-AH4171

Seax of Beagnoth KS-AH4171

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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.

It is a prestige weapon, decorated with elaborate patterns of inlaid copper, bronze and silver wire. 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. Although many Anglo-Saxon and Viking swords and knives have inscriptions in the Latin alphabet on their blades, or have runic inscriptions on the hilt or scabbard, the Seax of Beagnoth is one of only a handful of finds with a runic inscription on its blade.

Our faithful replica is based on the dimensions of the original. It has a hand forged steel blade with wood grip and hand crafted leather scabbard.


Total Weight (sword and scabbard) - 0.906 kg
Blade Length - 22'' (55.5 cm) approx.
Total length - 29'' (73.5 cm) approx.


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