Seax is an Old English word for "knife". In modern archaeology, the term seax is used specifically for a type of small sword, knife 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. These vary considerably in size, but are mostly all-purpose tools and weapons, often carried around by women as well as men.
In heraldry, the seax is a charge consisting of a curved sword with a notched blade, appearing, for example, in the coats of arms of Essex and the former Middlesex.
The pendant in this listing has been sculpted from modelling putty, then sand cast. Made to order.
Due to hallmarking laws in the UK this piece will require hallmarking which we always do at Edinburgh assay office. This takes time and there is a minimum order charge from the assay office so we usually send these in batches once every week or fortnight, hence why we have a long wait time. If the order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do to get it to you quicker.
Available with a choice of waxed cotton cord or leather cord. If you want this in other materials just ask! We are always open to alter and change any of our pieces.
All our packaging is 100% paper. No plastic at all.
Chain is a 2.3mm trace chain that is 20" long