Cawood Viking Sword

Cawood Viking Sword

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Product Code: SH2457

Manufacturer: Hanwei

£320.00 (INC. VAT)


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£320.00 (INC. VAT)


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 steeplydowncurved 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.


Sword comes in light brown rather than dark as in picture


Steel - 5160 Spring Steel
Overall Length - 90.49cm
Blade Length - 75.25cm
Grip Length - 10.16cm
Weight - 1.1kg

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  • Price
    Excellent sword
    Review by Nikitin Oleg
    Perfectly executed historical copy. The sword lived up to expectations. Southern Swords probably the best online shop.
  • Price
    Review by Jim
    The quality for the price is superb! It's a beautiful sword, well balanced and a joy to wield. My only criticisms are that the pommel is slightly dented from where it was peened, but it's nothing substantial and easy to over look, it only loses a star in quality due to the finish of the edge, I wouldn't personally call it sharp, at least not how mine arrived, it wasn't the dullest blade but cutting paper should of been much easier with a supposedly sharp blade. Small criticisms aside, it's a purchase I definitely don't regret, a great sword for anyone looking for good quality on a budget.
  • Price
    Excellant Quality
    Review by Rob
    Very very good quality sword!! As a collector I sometimes buy the cheaper swords as well as the more expensive, to me this sword is as good a quality as some of my more high end price Viking swords.
  • Price
    Great weapon for reasonable price
    Review by Feataur
    Very good quality sword. It's light, well handed. Cutting test made - cuts water bottles without any effort. Scabbard simple and nice looking. It didn't came black as in the picture but brown which in my opinion looks even better - it doesn't have modern look but keeps it very realistic.
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    It's All Good!
    Review by Happy Mammy
    Ordered a Cawood Sword as a gift, was very pleased with the price and quality, also the service as it was delivered next day ... Excellent service.
  • Price
    Good Price
    Review by Binkie
    Not really in a position to review at this point - only looked at it