The Cawood Sword, named after its discovery location near Cawood Castle in England. It 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 is based on a Yorkshire Museum Piece. The lobated pommel and steeply down curved quillons of the hilt perfectly, while the wide-fullered blade is reproduced in forged 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.
A heavy duty leather sheath with matching carvings included.
- Overall: 35 5/8"
- Blade length: 29 5/8"
- Handle/Hilt length: 4"
- Weight: 2 lbs. 7oz.
- Blade Steel: 5160 High Carbon Steel
- Full Tang Construction
Made by Hanwei in China | 13SH2457