African Blackwood Seax Knife with Black Sheath | Jason Morrissey


This current body of work features forged utilitarian objects made from my pattern welded material. My random wood grain pattern is utilized to show movement through the forged object. My mosaic patterns are categorized into my 4 way assemblies to mimic organisms or cross sections of organic objects. My random mosaic crisscross line work is inspired by hieroglyphs, crop circles and circuits. I use various line thicknesses to give a elusion of depth. In my object designs I fuse the best functional designs from varying cultures to create a mystery of origin.
-Jason Morrissey, 2022

A beautifully forged Damascus steel patterned Seax knife is finely crafted with African Blackwood handle and is one-of-a-kind. This sharp knife comes with a fine black leather sheath.

Knife with handle measures 9″ x 1″ x 1.25″
Leather Sheath Created by Jason Rivard 10″ x 2.5″ x 1″(Not Pictured)

Described seax knife has the darker wood in these picture examples. See Desert Iron Wood Seax Knife with Brown Sheath (E707-10582) for details on the lighter wood seax knife.

This item is located at Maine Craft Portland, and featured in the special exhibition Forging Ferrous, on view from September 2 – October 31, 2022.

1 in stock

Jason Morrissey
Portland, ME

Originally from Bristol Vermont, Jason Morrissey transferred to Maine College of Art to pursue a degree for Metalsmithing and Jewelry in 1995. During this period Jason assisted in a soft glass shop and began flame working borosilicate glass to incorporate beads and cabochons in his jewelry.
In the early 2000’s, Jason shifted his focus to working in pattern welded tool steel (Damascus steel). Applying glass cane and millefiori techniques to his metal craft gave Jason a different perspective and approach to making steel patterns.
Jason’s shop is located in Portland Maine and he lives with his loving and supportive family in Scarborough Maine

Shipping Measurements

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 3 × 3 in

80 CRV2 Carbon Steel, Canvas Phenolic Handle, Brass Rivets