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Pre-Owned – Hanwei Cawood Sword

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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.

Overall Length36''
Blade Length30''
Weight2 lb 7 oz
Width49.8 mm
Thickness5.3 mm - 3 mm
P.O.B.4 5/8''
Grip Length4 ''
Blade [5160 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
Country of OriginChina


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