1/4" 01 Tool Steel
3/16"thick 01 Tool Steel
3/16" or 1/4" thick high carbon steel, parkerized
3.75" flat ground blade, sharpened clip on request
1/8" thick textured G10 handle slabs
kydex sheath with IWB loop or tek lok
This knife is my modern interpretation of an ancient seax. It is great for use in either a forward or pikal (reverse) grip.
Seax was a common term for knives of all sizes in Viking times. Most had a nearly straight cutting edge and a dropped or spear point. Some had a straight clip, known as the broken back seax, which might have been the ancestor of the Bowie knife.
The long, straight edge has tremendous cutting power, and the angle of the dropped point is optimized for reverse grip jabs.
The slim handle conceals well and offers a good grip.
Here is one user's review:
The second I saw the original designs of the SEAX by Tom Halloran, I knew this was a knife that I wanted. I am very used to daily carrying a Strider DB for use in the urban environment. I wanted something that was capable of performing three very specific jobs in an easily carried package.
The design of the SEAX allows for a small portion of the top clip to be sharpened. Without going into details, the blade design in combination with the grip design gives me the ability to stab, cut, and rip all from the reverse grip, while also being comfortable using a forward grip for mundane utility cutting.
Tom did an exceptional execution on setting the blade and handle geometry up exactly as I wanted it. I have no doubt that this knife will be able to perform crisis pry bar duty if needed while sacrificing very little in the cutting performance department.
This knife has become a favorite “does it all” blade. Ease of maintenance has also been good. I normally use knives with high performance stainless blade steels. The only problem is that I do not do a very good job of sharpening them myself. My SEAX is parkerized 1080, and I have been able to keep it in a workable sharpened condition myself.
Equally, I carry enough parts and a punch with my G19 to be able to completely rebuild the gun in the field myself. These two are made for each other as sort of the go anywhere, do anything combo. They are big enough to perform as a primary carry system in a tactical role, yet are small enough to be easily hidden for use in a concealment role or denied area use. To say that I am ecstatic with my “snubby SEAX” is an understatement.
Note from Tom: The standard steel for most of my knives is now 01 tool steel, which holds a much better edge than 1080 and is still easy to sharpen.