Greetings! Today I am presenting for your consideration a Northern European seax knife from approximately the 9th century. The blade is primarily made of wrought iron, while the cutting edge is high carbon steel, forge welded to the wrought iron. This was a common practice throughout much of medieval history due to the significantly higher cost of steel compared to iron.
I made the seax in 2020 before moving home to The East from Meridies. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed the process of making it.