The Scramasax carried by the Saxons and the Vikings between the 4th and 10th centuries came in a wide range of sizes and was used both as a tool and a weapon. Carried horizontally at the back of the belt, the scramasax provided the spearman with both a close-quarters weapon and a tool and utensil in camp. Our SH1075 Scramasax, with its foot-long blade, would provide both slashing and thrusting power in battle while handling heavy-duty chores around the home and camp. It is patterned on a surviving blade just 3 ½” long, and while these would have been used primarily as eating utensils they could, if needed, be called upon to inflict a disabling wound. This small scramasax is authentically hilted in stag and is equipped with leather horizontal-carry sheaths.