Cawood Sword

By: Paul Chen - Hanwei

(USD) $421.99

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Product Code: 4892

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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 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.


Reliks Product ID 4892
Manufacturer SKU SH2457
Available Options Remove The Edge (add to cart to select)
Blade Length 30"
Blade Material 5160 High Carbon Steel
Edge Type Sharpened / Blunting Optional
Full Length 36"
Handle Length 4"
Scabbard Leather Wrapped / Wood Core
Weight 2 lb 7 oz

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R - Verified Buyer

"Very well made and true to the original. "

A - Verified Buyer

"This is an excellent sword - very nice balance"

I - Verified Buyer

"overall a really nice sword with a nice scabbard...the grind work is still 'tolerable'; but not really into seeing the fuller grind going off helter skelter. blade shape and edge grind pretty good though; seems right for mix of stiffness and flex. don't know the QC protocol for cas iberia brands; Paul Chen line pretty sweet, this Hanwei and Kingston arms: smarten up! like buying a new car with a small dent, the car works excellent, but you need to be 16 feet away from it to look great"

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