Æcs

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Gān tō: þurhfōr, sēcan
For ōðrum brȳcum, sēo Æcs (scīrung).

Sēo æcs is ealdorlic and eallic tōl þe wæs gebrȳced þūsendum gēara tō scieppenne, tō clēofenne and snīðenne wudu, tō gadrienne timber, swā wǣpen, and swā gewuna and mǣrsiende tācen. Sēo æcs hæfþ fela andwlitena and betǣhtena brȳca, ac gemǣnelīce is æcs on æcshēafod mid handlan, oþþe helfe.

Þā ǣrestan bisena æcsa habbaþ stǣnenu hēafodu mid sumum cynne trīewenre handlan, þe is gefēged in behēfum wege mid gehendum timbrum and brȳcum. Æcsa þe sind cyperena, īsena, stīela, wǣron gesegen swā þā weorccræftas grēowon.

Mǣst gengra æcsa habbaþ stīelenu hēafodu and wuduhandlan (oft wealhhnututrēow), þēah plastisca oþþe strengglæsena handlan ne sind ungemǣne. Genga æcsa sind gesealda æfter brȳce, micelnesse, and andwlitan. Geclofena æcsa mid sceortum handlum, þe wǣron gemacod tō brūcenne mid ānre handa, oft handæcsa gehāten, ac þæt word handæcs ēac spricþ ymbe æcsa būtan handlum ēac. Handæcsa willaþ oft bēon smalla mid hamore on hindeman sīdan.

Clēofung stoc mid æcse