Know where the name "Saxon" came from? It referred to a people in Northern Germany who carried a knife/weapon/sword/small axe called a "Seax." They were straight bladed knives, with a heavy thick blade, single edge, a wooden or bone handle, no cross guard. They were generally 9 inches to 15 inches long. They were carried in a sheath, horizontally on the back of the belt. They were used for everything, much like machettees are today, but were much bettter for stabbing .
After the fall of the Roman Empire, this weapon spread throughout Western Europe, including Britain, as the German tribes expanded southward and westward. The Saxon people kicked the Celts out of what is now known as England, and ruled it for almost 1,000 years. They became known as the Anglo Saxons.
Long and short of it is, you don't have to choose. You can carry a Seax. There are many available today made of stainless steel and high carbon steel, from knife companies. (Kinda likc a bowie knife with no guard and a more sword-like point, with a false edge on top.) Hey, it worked for them!