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1566 Carbon Steel "Beater" Sword
The River Witham Sword was dredged from the River Witham near the town of Lincoln during work carried out in 1788. The sword may be a remnant of the Battle of Lincoln in 1141, but it is more likely that it was made between 1250-1300 CE. The inscription on the blade reads: +NDXOXCHMDRCHDXORVI+.
Paul Chen swords are crafted in much the same way as swords were made centuries ago, except now the blades are forged from high-carbon spring steel. The blade finish is far from being polished agian more closley replicating what the medieval swordsmith was able to achieve. Except as noted the grips are leather covered hardwood. Fittings are either steel or solid brass. These swords will appeal to the enthusiast who wants a sword with the same appearance as the originals.
Previously this sword was made in the Philippines by Cas Iberia but the current incarnation is Made in China by the Hanwei Forge itself.
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Featured positive reviews:
Very impressive, early 12th Century sword. I was impressed with the quality of both the sword and scabbard. I was expecting a stage quality blade and was surprised when I felt the blade had a sharp edge. This is clearly not a toy. Feels and looks authentic, which is what I was after. The main purpose of having purchased this sword is to have an authentic feeling and looking sword of proper weight for my artwork (illustration), when used by my live models.