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So.... I finished a Seax recently, and my daughter really wanted to claim it. But the handle was a little big for her. So instead, she invoked the Daughter's Right, and told me I had to forge one for her. LOL

I finished it last night.
WOW!
LOVE IT!

Simply AMAZING work.
I am in awe.
Bravo! Grand slam.
Absolutely beautiful design & execution.
 

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WOW!
LOVE IT!

Simply AMAZING work.
I am in awe.
Bravo! Grand slam.
Absolutely beautiful design & execution.
I can say this. I bought his Bushcraft Lite, and I am doing everything I can to break it, dull it, or SOMETHING! This knife just says...pfffft, is that all you got?

Shaving sharp right out of the box. That's pretty rare. Not to mention, this is a made in USA, hand made knife, for around $200, which is less than a lot of foreign knives out there.

Full disclosure, I have no affiliation with this vendor, other than buying a knife from them.

Here's the knife I got, along with a Becker BK2 and a RAT7, for comparison.

Sorry, phone isn't cooperating! I'll try again tomorrow.

Looks like it's working, now.
Utility knife Knife Tableware Hunting knife Blade

Vertebrate Hunting knife Knife Utility knife Grey
 

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So.... I finished a Seax recently, and my daughter really wanted to claim it. But the handle was a little big for her. So instead, she invoked the Daughter's Right, and told me I had to forge one for her. LOL

I finished it last night.
I like it but the handle looks a bit skimpy for me and smooth but I would still use if given the choice 😉
 

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I like it but the handle looks a bit skimpy for me and smooth but I would still use if given the choice 😉
For you and me, the handle would be a little small. My daughter is 12, so a handle that feels good in my hand is too big for her. That's why.
 

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Pisticus Veritas
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So.... I finished a Seax recently, and my daughter really wanted to claim it. But the handle was a little big for her. So instead, she invoked the Daughter's Right, and told me I had to forge one for her. LOL

I finished it last night.
Awesome looking! I collect knives and would love to have a similar knife in my collection. If you plan on selling them ... please PM me and give me the details. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if it's within my budget.
 

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Interesting. I would have pronounced it "sew / so" if I didn't know better.
ehh... doesn't mean Alexa is right, or the ONLY pronunciation.

Lot of the old words changed just by going to the next town or over the next hill. My last name has 4 or 5 variants that I know of, and all are supposedly correct.
 

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Master Rationalizer
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Awesome looking! I collect knives and would love to have a similar knife in my collection. If you plan on selling them ... please PM me and give me the details. I'd buy one in a heartbeat if it's within my budget.
I do sell them (just not this one...). I can't for the life of me see a link to PM at the moment (probably just blind). But Feel free to PM me and we could certainly talk. I'm actually working on the finish-up of a larger Seax this afternoon that isn't yet spoken for...
 

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I do sell them (just not this one...). I can't for the life of me see a link to PM at the moment (probably just blind). But Feel free to PM me and we could certainly talk. I'm actually working on the finish-up of a larger Seax this afternoon that isn't yet spoken for...
Very good. Message sent!
 

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Love the look of the blade. How thick did you make the spine? What steel did you use?

Gotta say, your daughter is lucky to have a dad that forges and has taught her the love of sharp and pointy objects. Well done pops!!
It's 5160. The spine is touch over 3/16 and tapers.
 

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That looks really good!

Please, forgive my ignorance, but what is the correct pronunciation of this?
See axe, sew, or say? I used to know these things. Getting old now.
The way I remember it that it is the root of the word "Saxon", as in "Anglo-Saxon". The particular Norsemen (not all of them) who came to England carried a "seax" as their primary weapon, and so the native Britons called them "Saxons". This subsequently came into the English language, as did derivatives such as Wessex (West Saxons), Essex (East Saxons), and Sussex (South Saxons).
 

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