Well after the w*fe gave me a practical sized seaxe, I bought a bigger one, ideal for hacking down saplings, removing limbs (from trees and nuisance people). So she wanted a "small" one for keeping with her, just in case. She received it today and woe the person who tries to mess with the Frau Z. So we're ready to go viking^ I guess. Still have the old stand-by Franziska (with a custom made cover by Big Rob) and a nice bearded axe, too. Yes, they throw as well as they look. And we were impressed with the work of this Messerschmidt, so we also bought the Ensign a Sailor's rigging knife. ^viking is a VERB not a noun. Yes this will be on the test.