VIKING FIGHTING KNIFE SCRAMSEAX, 9TH-10TH CENTURY AD

$425.00
6 1/8" length, showing influence of its Frankish predecessors. Thin wedge section blade with long elegant dropped point. Much thinner than a work knife as this weapon was made strictly for cutting flesh. Long whittle tang to accommodate a bone, antler, or wood grip without a guard. As with all warriors, Vikings used weapons best suited to field conditions. The broadsword was most effective on the field and the scramseax best suited for close quarters such as house raids. Slaving for trade and domestic use was a primary Viking activity. Related, was capture for ransom. This knife would have been a primary weapon used by a Viking warrior for coastal town and house raids which fueled those activities. Iconic example.
Item ID: A8113

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VIKING FIGHTING KNIFE SCRAMSEAX, 9TH-10TH CENTURY AD

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