Hanwei River Witham Sword SH2372. Medieval sword from Battle of Lincoln in 1141.
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River Witham 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+.
Made by Hanwei.
River Witham sword features
Forged High-Carbon Blade
Overall: 38 1/4"
Blade Length: 31 1/2"
Handle Length: 6 3/4"
Weight: 3lb 8oz
Functional medieval sword-copy of a true original.