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Seax - also known as a scramaseax, sax, hadseax or scramsax was a type of large knife. The term seax came from Old English and meat a knife or a cutting tool. The modern term scramaseax came from German Schramme meaning flesh would or Duch schram meaning scar. The knife was worn by men between 5th and 11th century in Europe and it varied in shape and size depending on region and geographical area.

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