Cawood Late Viking Sword - Paul Chen / Hanwei

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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