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The seax is a "traditional" (i.e. well-out-moded) English weapon. It is a sword, with a slightly-curved blade which flares out from the pommel to a broad end, which is then cut off at an angle. In general the outer curve and the sharp end are the bladed edges, with the top, straight, margin, left blunted. There is also a small half-circle taken out of this upper edge toward the "point", possibly as a blade-catcher.

The seax was used in medieval heraldry, in especially connection with the Saxon peoples, and can be seen in the county arms of Essex (Gules, three seaxes, inverted, argent)