By: Paul Chen - Hanwei
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.
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"This is an excellent sword - very nice balance" - Robert (5/5)
"Very well made and true to the original. " - Jacques (5/5)
"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" - Lee (3/5)
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