Cawood Viking scwert of the 11th century.
This beautiful sword was made after a very well preserved model. As the name suggests, the sword was named after Cawood Castles in England because the sword was found nearby. It was found in the mud of the footbed of the Ouse River, where it was preserved by nature for almost a millennium. Today, the piece of art can be found and admired in the Yorkshire Museum.
Hanweis' version reproduces the folded pommel and the downward curved quillons almost perfectly.
The blade, which has a wide blood groove, was made of high quality 5160 carbon steel.
No details are known about the original sword scabbard, so a scabbard very typical for the Viking Age was made for this sword.
This sword is a deco item and not suitable for show fighting.
Details Cawood Viking sword:
- Total length: approx. 91.5 cm
- Blade length: ca. 76,2 cm
- handle length: ca. 10,2 cm
- Weight: ca. 1105 g
- Blade material: 5160 carbon steel