CAWOOD VIKING SWORD SH2457 HANWEI 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. 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. The hard-core grip is overlaid with brown leather and has a steel throat and chape. No details of the original scabbard are known, but the styling of Hanwei’s matching leather-covered version is typical of the period. The beautiful scabbard is made from wood then wrapped in leather which features decorative elements, a solid steel end cap. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 36" • Blade length: 30" • Grip Length: 4" • Weight: 2 lb 7 oz • Edge: Sharp • Point of Balance: 4 5/8" • Blade Steel: 1560 high-carbon steel • Thickness at Guard: .20 • Blade Width at Guard: 2" • Guard Width: 7" • Pommel: Peened
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
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 millennium, 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 Swords origin. The Cawood sword dates from 1100, the end of the Viking period and the beginning of the Medieval period, and is very similar to another sword found in Norway, which has Runes written down its blade, a Viking language.