A Saxe Knife is a Skandian weapon. It resembles a large knife. The Rangers use this knife along with the Throwing Knife. They use it for hand-to-hand combat. Skilled blacksmiths craft them for the Rangers. The knifes can put dents in swords without bieng dented themselves.
"This one was longer. The handle was the same leather disc construction, and there was a short, sturdy crosspiece. The blade was heavy and straight, razor sharp on one side, thick and heavy on the other." -The Ruins of Gorlan, page 75.
The saxe knife was originally called the "sea axe" by Skandians. Eventually, it was shortened to "saxe".