So I try to make handles of my Seax interesting. There are not many surviving handles in archaeology finds so I try and put my place in the life of a viking . I imagine the viking ship splitting the waves and flying fish scattering in front of the bow. Though found in all oceans they tend to be more abundant in warmer waters. I guess my viking was one of the ones who ranged far south. The shape of it inspired a fish and so the wood burner added that bit of extra to the maple handle. It even has a small purple heart inlay in the top with the watchful eye of Odin.