Going back to the Dark Ages the seax (pronounced "sea axe"). was a utility knife (and sometimes wepon) used by the Vikings and Saxons, infact it gave the latter their name. This one is of the "broken back" style. giving it a stout blade and a needle sharp point. The handle is figured white oak and deer antler scrimshawed with an interweaving pattern, and the sheath is hand tooled veg tanned leather.