hand-seax

hand-seax, n.n: a short sword, dagger.

seax

Image from the British Museum: The seax of Beagnoth. Anglo-Saxon. 9th-10th century. Found in the River Thames at Battersea. The only inscription of the complete Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet. Seaxes, found mostly in the south of England, were probably used for both combat and hunting.

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