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Cawood Sword

Product Code: SH2457

Cawood Sword SH2457

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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 steeplydowncurved 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.

Key Features

  • 5160 High-Carbon Steel
  • Period Scabbard included
  • Based on Yorkshire Museum Piece

Attributes

  • This sword has a sharp edge
  • This sword is functional
  • This sword is made from high-carbon steel
  • This sword is hand forged

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 38.8oz 1.100kg
Blade Length 29.92" 76.2cm
Grip Length 3.94" 10.2cm
Overall 35.83" 91.4cm

Availability

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OUR PRICE: 243.00 / 279.45 (Including VAT at 20%)



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