13th century River Witham arming sword

This arming sword was dredged from the River Witham near Lincoln in 1788, and was likely made between 1250 and 1300. (English workers have pulled a lot of swords from that river over the years, like this 10th century viking sword. The inscription on the blade reads: +NDXOXCHMDRCHDXORVI+ ; and as far as I've been able to research, no one has any really good ideas on what that means. ("Welcome to Jamaica, mon, have a nice day"?)

This reproduction features a strong sharp blade made from 1566 high carbon and manganese steel (a type that is ofen used for cutting-competition katanas) with a full tang peened through the disc pommel, a leather covered hardwood grip, steel fittings, and a matching leather/wood/steel scabbard.

length: 37 7/8"
blade: 31 1/4"
blade width: 1 3/4" at guard
blade width: 1 3/16" at 2" from tip
guard: 6"
gripi and pommel: 6"
leather wrap: 3 1/2"
balance point: 6 1/4"
weight (sword): 3 lb 3.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 14.0 oz

Price: $270

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