Hanwei River Witham Sword
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Hanwei River Witham Sword

Hanwei River Witham Sword
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1566 Carbon Steel "Beater" Sword

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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. 

How to Use

Designed as a solid beater sword for heavy duty backyard cutting.
Overall: 38 1/4" Blade Length: 31 1/2" Handle Length: 6 3/4" Weight: 3lb 8oz

Materials and Construction

Monotempered 1566 High Carbon Steel Factory Sharpened Blade. Steel fittings, wood core, leather wrapped hilt and scabbard. Peened Pommel.
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Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

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Featured positive reviews:

Hanwei River Witham Sword
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.
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