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Cawood

The celebrated Cawood Sword, named after its discovery location near Cawood Castle in England, is regarded as one of the finest and best-preserved examples of an 11th century Viking sword in existence. Preserved in the mud of the bed of the River Ouse for almost a millenium, the sword has now found a permanent home in the Yorkshire Museum, where it is a leading attraction. What is almost certainly a "sister" sword was unearthed in Norway in 1888, giving a valuable clue to the Cawood Sword's origin.

Hanwei's version of the sword replicates the lobated pommel and steeply down-curved quillons of the hilt perfectly, while the wide-fullered blade is reproduced in 5160 high-carbon steel. The weight and balance provide for a very usable sword. No details of the original scabbard are known, but the styling of Hanwei's leather-covered version is typical of the period.

  • Made by Hanwei.
  • Key Features
    • 5160 High-Carbon Steel
    • Period Scabbard included
    • Based on Yorkshire Museum Piece
  • Specifications (each piece varies slightly)
    • Overall: 35 5/8"
    • Blade Length: 29 5/8"
    • Handle Length: 4"
    • Weight: 2 lb 7 oz
    • Blade Steel: 5160
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