Small blades

This pages shows some of the knives that Nick has made. Many are based on medieval examples such as the seax, which came in a range of sizes and was popular with the Vikings and Carolingians, or the ballock daggers, popular in Western Europe in the 15th century. There are also some medieval style eating knives as well as some more modern hunting knives.

They are ordered more of less chronologically.

Dagger

Ebony handle and brass fittings. Completed February 2007.

Dagger
Medieval style dagger with ebony handle

Pair of Seaxes

Two small women’s seaxes both with horn handles. November 2006.

Two smaller seaxes
Pair of horn handled seaxes

Eating knives

Burl handle and fish tail. January 2006.

Eating knife
Burl handle and fish tail eating knife. January 2006.

Bone handle and fish tail. January 2006.

Eating knife
Bone handle and fish tail eating knife. January 2006.

Seax

Another big seax with antler handle. This one is made with antique steel which gives the blade steel its unique look. January 2006.

Big seax
Big seax with antler handle

Dirk

A large Dirk made with a spectacular piece of antler provided by the owner for the handle. Completed August 2004.

Dirk
Big dirk with antler handle

14th Century Knife

A small late 14th century table knife. The nickel in the blade gives it a very shiny appearance. Completed August 2004.

Eating knife
Late 14th century table knife

Woman’s Small Seax

This is a small seax made for our friend Lila. It has an antler handle with a green stone set in the butt end. Completed November 2003.

Seax with an antler handle

Another seax with an antler handle and brass butt-cap and with its brass and fitted leather scabbard. These seaxes are designed to be hung horizontally from a belt from the two rings on the scabbard. Completed October 2000.

Large seax with scabbard
Large seax with scabbard

Integral bolster ‘steak’ knife

We call this the steak knife because its what we use at feasts. It has also seen a lot of use as a general purpose knife in the kitchen and at SCA events. It has a gorgeous burl wood handle and measures 277mm to the tip.

integral bolster

Seax with an antler handle

This piece measures 14″ / 355mm long. Completed August 1999.

Antler handled large seax
Antler handled large seax

3 Hunting Knives

1. A drop point hunting knife with black micarta handle and brass bolster. Completed end 1998.

Knife
Hunting knife

2 & 3. Two horn handled knives.

Hunter3Hunter2

Persian Style Knife

This knife has a mesquite handle and brass bolsters and it now lives in Australia. Completed January 1998.

Persian style Knife
Persian style Knife

 

Ballock Dagger

Here’s another ballock dagger – this time with brass fittings.

Ballock dagger
Ballock dagger with brass

Ballock Dagger

Shown here with its scabbard, this dagger had silver fittings.

Ballock dagger
Ballock dagger with silver