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Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Sword

£160.50 (ex. VAT)
The sword features a forged and tempered high carbon steel blade
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                                            Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Sword

There are four kings that this sword may have belonged to: Raedwald who was overlord of the English kingdoms between AD616 and his death (at the latest in 627, probably in 625/626), Eorpwald (died 627/628) and co-regents Sigebert and Ecric, who both died fighting Penda of Mercia in AD637.

This Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Sword is  based on the surviving components of an original found at the well known Sutton Hoo burial site. They can be seen on display at the British Museum. The composite hilt is made from wood and antiqued brass and is decorated with red enamel to resemble the garnets on the original. The hardwood grip is bound with brown leather and riveted to the hilt fittings in the same way as the original was. The sword features a forged and tempered high carbon steel blade that is designed for hacking and slashing, such was the fighting style of the era.  The leather bound wooden scabbard features antiqued brass fittings and a suspension loop allowing it to be fastened to a belt of baldric.

Total length: 88 cm
Blade length: 73 cm
Grip length: 11 cm
Weight: 1.2 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.5 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.7 mm
Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 16.8 cm
Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Nut and Riveted
Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Brass

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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We do not sell this product to under 18's. Upon ordering please email us a copy of your Driving licence or passport as proof of I.D

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