Pre-Owned Item: Hanwei Cawood Sword
- Blade Condition: Good condition with a moderate amount of cosmetic blemishing present
- Hilt Condition: Very good condition
- Grip: Good condition with some discoloration on the leather from being held.
Construction Condition: Sword is still durably constructed and components are still tightly fitted.
- Scabbard: Good overall with a large amount of cosmetic blemishing. Scabbard still fits the blade well.
The Hanwei Cawood Sword has a blade of 5160 High Carbon Steel. The guard and pommel are of steel and the grip is overlaid with brown leather. The hard-core scabbard is overlaid with brown leather and has a steel throat and chape.
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 Swords origin.