Price: $425. Unique Custom Handmade Items: acid etching, architecture, blades, candle holders, cheese slicers, clasps, cribbage boards, chess sets, custom knives, daggers, desk knives, dirks, edged weapons (knives), edged weapons (tomahawks), flint knives, guns, hadseax, handmade knives, Japanese swords, jewelry, katanas, kitchen knives, knife bags, knives, menukis, metal sculpture, obsidian knives, powder horns, powder_horns, puukkos, sax, scramaseax, scramsax, scrimshaw, seax, seaxe, sgian dubhs, skeans, skinners, spears, sword bags, swords, tallit clips, tantos, tomahawks, wakizashis, war clubs, weapons (knives), weapons (tomahawks), weapons (war clubs), yoga pose meditation candles, yoga pose metal sculptures. I shortened the blade by about an inch to give it a bit more heft at the shoulders, broached a hole for the tang in a piece of burr elm, made a hammered copper guard plate and pin, and rasped the handle into rough shape. Mr. Docherty has a Shodan in Jodo (Japanese stick fighting), a Shodan in Iaido, a black sash in five animals kung fu, and has been a kickboxing Instructor. The blade is 10” long, and the overall length of the knife is 16.5”. The mahogany brown leather sheath is wet-molded and hand-stitched. The grip was made of perishable material such as wood, horn or bone, and does not generally survive. For example, the famous British Antiquary Leland tells us that King Alfred the Great (871-899AD) had his warriors trained in unarmed as well as armed combat. On an unarmoured body, a cut would prove to be crippling or deadly. England is not the first home of the English. He also practices bare fist fighting, and has a special interest in the seax, particularly the English broken back seax. In spite of extensive research on the way this weapon was made—including metallurgical tests, examination of grave finds, and even practical experiments in making modern day seaxes (of which I have several good examples of all sizes—relatively little is known about how it was used in battle. Fortunately, we have evidence from literary and archaeological sources about many historic weapons and fighting techniques. Compared to its continental relatives, the Anglo Saxon weapon sometimes has a much longer grip, with an upper guard curved away from the blade in a manner that suggests that this seax was adapted for two handed use. Source: Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia. What is Historical Medieval Battle (HMB). The term "scramaseax" is sometimes used in modern descriptions of this weapon, but it occurs only once in an historical account. The guard is deeply filed copper set between two iron plates. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose certain likenesses in the military skills of the Engle and the methods of other early Germanic peoples of Western Europe. The Thames Scramaseax: the only example with its entire Anglo Saxon runic script intact. (Shown at right). It is certainly possible that there was more than one way to fight with a seax. The long seax, which could reach a length of up to 24" or 30", in broken back style seems unique to Britain.