The River Witham Sword was dredged from the River Witham near the town of Lincoln during work carried out in 1788. The sword may be a remnant of the Battle of Lincoln in 1141; however, it was most likely constructed between 1250-1300 CE. The inscription on the blade reads +NDXOXCHMDRCHDXORVI+.
The Hanwei River Witham sword is crafted in much the same way as swords were made centuries ago, except now the blades are forged from high-carbon spring steel. The blade finish is far from being polished again more closley replicating what the medieval swordsmith was able to achieve. Except as noted the grips are leather covered hardwood. Fittings are either steel. These swords will appeal to the re-enactor who wants a sword with the same appearance as the originals.
River Witham Sword By Hanwei Features:
- High carbon steel blade with +NDXOXCHMDRCHDXORVI+ etched into the blade
- Full tang
- Double edged
- Solid steel guard
- Leather wrapped handle
- A solid sword with excellent balance
- Steel pommel
- Comes with wood sheath covered in black leather with belt loop
- Battle ready
- Blade: 31 1/2″
- Handle: 6 3/4″
- Overall: 38 1/4″
- Weight: 3.4 Lbs