Like the Viking swords, these are also cold weapons from the 8th -11th centuries that developed from the Roman spatha in the period of the great national migrations. It is a double-edged sword with a typical wide blade (4 - 6 cm) and a length of 60 – 90 cm. The shapes of the hilt and pommel enable the more precise classification of Viking swords in Jan Petersen’s typology. Early medieval (Norman) Romanesque swords are the successors of the Viking swords. Ours are sold dull, as they are intended for historical fencing.
Seax (Old English pronunciation: [ˈsæɑks]; also sax, sæx, sex, latinized sachsum) is an Old English word for "knife". In modern archaeology, the term seax is used specifically for a type of sword or dagger typical of the Germanic peoples of the Migration period and the Early Middle Ages, especially the Saxons, whose name derives from the weapon.