Cawood Sword


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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 steeply down curved 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.

Cawood Sword Features:

  • Blade forged from 5160 Carbon steel
  • Sharpened
  • Steel hilt with down curved quillons
  • Steel lobate pommel
  • Leather wrapped handle
  • Leather covered scabbard
  • Battle ready
  • Overall: 35 5/8″
  • Blade Length: 29 5/8″
  • Handle Length: 4″
  • Weight: 2 lb 7 oz

Additional information

Weight 2.70 lbs


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