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 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. Made by Hanwei.
5160 High-Carbon Steel
Period Scabbard included
Based on Yorkshire Museum Piece
Made In China
Overall: 35 5/8″
Blade Length: 29 5/8″
Handle Length: 4″
Weight: 2 lb 7 oz
Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.