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Looking for a copy of a 8th, 9th, 10th Century viking general purpose knife for re-enactment costume

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  1. didicoy

    didicoy Full Member

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    My partner and I have joined a local Viking re-enactment group. I’m looking to buy her a general purpose knife (preferably complete with belt sheath) to wear during public events.. It doesn’t need to be decorated or elaborate, but more importantly it needs to be accurate to those time periods. No machine stitching or synthetic thread/materials incorporated.
     
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    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    didicoy Full Member

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    Thanks crosslandkelly. I managed to buy a used/abused longseax (15” blade + 4” tang) from a LARP member for £10
    I’m going to make a antler handle for it and give it to my Son to use as a fighting knife during viking re-enactments.
    I’m still looking for two period quality blades or knives to use around camp.
     
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    Definitely Dave Budd is the man. He is very knowledgeable about seaxes.

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    Dave Budd Gold Trader
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    I've always got blades that would suit knocking about (even pattern welded ones ), not often finished knives though. That said, i sometimes do on the run up to a reenactors' market. I can also dk them with periodcorrect materials if you like
     
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    Thanks Dave I will be in touch.
     

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