Kit for making a Viking seax with bowie-knife blade.
This sax making kit for a Viking seax with bowie-knife blade makes it easy to design a unique sax to your taste.
The sax making kit includes a polished high-carbon steel sax blade, building instructions and various materials for the sax handle and leather for making a matching sheath.
The seax blade is made of 1095 high-carbon steel, a classic among knife steels. This steel is quite tough and grinds very well, with a solid service life. 1095 is an unalloyed and not rust-resistant tool steel
With a hardness of 54 – 56 HRC Rockwell and a carbon content of 0.90 to 1.03 % with a manganese content of 0.3 to 0.5 %, this Sax blade is indeed hard to break and a reliable ”workhorse” – hard, flexible, unbreakable!
We recommend keeping the sax blade dry and treating it occasionally with a little oil to prevent possible flash rust.
The sax making kit has the following components:
1 sax blade 32 x 3.5 x 0.4 cm / cutting edge 20 cm
1 walnut wood block 12 x 4 x 3 cm
1 Steel plate 4 x 3 cm
1 Bone plate 4 x 3 cm
1 Horn plate 4 x 3 cm
3 Leather pieces 4 x 3 cm
2 metal rings for the belt loops 4.2 x 2.9 cm
1 piece grain leather for the sheath 27 x 22 cm
2 Leather cords 70 cm
1 waxed sewing thread 250 cm
2 sewing needles
1 instruction manual