My love gave me a lovely three layer laminate seax blade which he made out of mild steel and carburized spring steel. Some time ago he used to give complete knives to me, now it's only just the blades. So, work had to be done ;)
First I gave the blade a bit of etching and polishing.
Then I put on a handle from pieces of reindeer antler, walnut, olive ash and some leather.
Going artistic ;)
To give some highlights I put in some garnets and a bit of nickel silver.
The patterns are based on fnds from Birka and Gniezdowo.
So, now it seems I have to think about a decent sheath design ;)
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