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Seax of Beagnoth

£40.83

- Replica of a Museum Piece
- Hand forged blade
- Forged from high carbon steel
- Complete with scabbard


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.


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

SKU: AH4171

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £40.83 Incl. Tax: £49.00

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Excl. Tax: £40.83 Incl. Tax: £49.00

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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.

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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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Great historical piece of HistoryReview by David Sparkes
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I rceived this as a fathers day present a couple of years ago.. I saw this on your site and as I am into Saxon history I wanted one to desplay at home.. I have seen the original in the British Museum, and I thought it is amazing that they could make something like that over 1000 years ago! Your copy is great, I am not a expert in swords etc but the feel the of it is like holding a bit of my Ancestor's history.. My Grandfathers Family came from where Alfred the Great's of Wessex came from.. Well worth buying! I Love it (Posted on 18/09/2016)
Exquisite swordReview by John
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I am absolutely blown away with how beautiful this sword is carbon steel great quality and the runes are fantastic the leather sheath is of the highest quality and the price has knocked me side ways ... would have liked it sharp but that can be done ..I could not recommend this sword enough. ... value for money is incredible. .I have purchased a few swords now and I'm happy with all my purchases. . Even tho it was not in stock when I ordered it my sword got here very quick ..I am very impressed great administration great site .. (Posted on 08/09/2016)

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