Carved Seax

Here is a seax that I’ve recently finished up.  My good friend David Delagardelle did the handle carvings, maybe one day I’ll have the competence to actually do my own carvings, but for the time being I lean on my friends in the craft.


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As I’ve said many times before, I absolutely love small knives. I think they are the most useful all around knife simply because you’ll always have it on you. Unlike big blades (which absolutely have their own place) small knives can be slipped into a pocket or a bag and be ready to go when you are.



This knife is no exception. It has a 2.5″ pattern welded blade, and a 4″ walnut handle with a copper bolster and black and red spacers.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Nrunals@gmail.com or go to my etsy to purchase this blade. www.etsy.com/shop/NateRunalsBlacksmith

Wrought Laminate Seax.

In between commissions I was able  to make a knife for sale. It’s becoming more and more rare that I’m able to have time to make a non commission piece. This is what I’ve come up with.


It’s sort of a modernized interpretation of a 10th century Scandinavian seax.  The blade is 100 year old wrought iron and modern 1084 high carbon steel forge welded together in a laminate construction. The handle is Massur Birch, Birch bark, and copper. The sheath is vegetable tanned leather with copper reinforcements.

This thing is big and beefy, the spine is a little over 1/4″ thick. The overall length is about 11″

If you are interested in purchasing this piece check out my etsy site by clicking here.



In between commissions I was able to make a knife that I’ve wanted to make for a while now.

It’s a sort of interpertation of an Anglo-Saxon broken back seax. It’s more stubby than lots examples I’ve seen, but there are tons of these things still in the dirt, and it wouldn’t surprise me if there was on just like this in the ground somewhere.

The blade is 3 3/4″ of 1075 and has an auto-hamon. The handle is Massur Birch and copper. The sheath is beeswax coated leather with copper hardware.


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If you’re interested in more info or to purchase this knife just visit my etsy site here.

For sale

This little knife is for sale. The blade is 1084, and the handle is old growth diver salvaged red oak from lake superior. For more info, or to purchase the knife visit my etsy.





In between commissions I was able to make this little knife. 1084/wrought iron laminated blade, Osage and copper handle. Leather sheath with copper reinforcement and a leather button for the belt loop. The blade is 3″ and the handle is 4″


If your are interested the knife can be purchased here.







Here is a very small knife I just finished up. The handle is moose antler with a ring-dot motif. The blade is 1084 high carbon steel. The sheath is veg tanned leather with a sterling silver pocket clip.