The celebrated Cawood Viking 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 downcurved 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.
Made by Hanwei.
* 5160 Steel
* Dyable Leather Handle/Scabbard
* Built for reenactors
* Fully Functional Viking Sword
Overall: 49 1/2"
Blade Length: 38"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 3lb 10oz
Blade Steel: 5160
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Available March 2011
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