Oakeshott Type XIII Shortened to Oakeshott Type XIIa Feb 11, 2015 20:14:18 GMT
Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 11, 2015 20:14:18 GMT
Résultat : 9000 € December 2011
With shortened broad blade coming to a reshaped point, the edges almost parallel over their full length, both sides cut with a narrow fuller an orb mark and a diagonal row of small crosses all inlaid in latten, incised with a large circular device involving an inner border of dog-tooth ornament encircling on one side traces of a central device (incomplete and illegible), on the other side a cross of the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and both of the circular devices inlaid in latten (the cross and its border reworked), later iron crosspiece, later octagonal wheel pommel engraved with gothic letters in the manner of a sacred contraction around the sides, inlaid with a brass roundel inscribed with further gothic letters on each face, and fitted with later grip.
L. overall: 116.2 cm - L. blade: 87.3 cm - W.: 23.3 cm.
For a sword with a blade of similar type (for single-handed use) see THOMAS, Clive, King of Emirs - Pious donations of European swords to the Arsenal of Alexandria during the time of the Viceroy Sayf al-din Aristay, in the Guide to the London Park Lane Arms Fair, March 2011, pp. 22-23, sword 1.2, figs 8-10, together with cross-sections A & B.
For more information on Oakeshott Type XIII see this extract of Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: sword-site.com/thread/152/oakeshott-xiiib-records-medieval-sword
& for information on Type XIIa see here: sword-site.com/thread/128/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword
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