German Oakeshott Type XVII Sword Dec 6, 2013 6:55:24 GMT
Post by Jack Loomes on Dec 6, 2013 6:55:24 GMT
Length: 1437 mm
Width: 278 mm
Height: 1066 mm blade
width: blade 54 mm
Weight: 2720 g
Editor's Note: Below is provided as translated by Google. This is a difficult sword to fit into Oakeshott's typology. I have tentatively put it in type XVII.
Attachment of smooth steel, cruciform. Key in the form of an upstanding, åttsidigt contoured, thick disc, rivet button given.
Parerstänger rather long, along the S-shaped curved in the horizontal plane. Cross-lying rectangular ornerad with angular punched stripes.
Kavel, l: approx 295 mm with rounded oval section and covered with dark brown leather, wrapped with twisted wire. blade straight, two-toothed, sharpened with a flat midfield on both sides, 320-330 mm from base a punched mark reminiscent of the Passau wolf mark.
ACCESSION gift 1872-02-03
DESCRIPTION Sensor: Charles XV of Sweden-Norway
Nordström, Lena, White arm of the Royal Armoury. Ex. A, B, Stockholm, 1984, ISBN 91-7810-165-4
Sander, Nils Fredrik, subservient story about the acquisition for the account of the utaf His Majesty; t King Carl XV of the state bequeathed collections of artwork, weapons and other items: Afgifven August 14 1873 of the acting curator at the National Museum., Stockholm, 1873, ISBN 99-3174762-5
His Majesty King Carl XV's weapon collection. The Oriental Collection: II. Vesterländska collection. Collection d'Armes de sa Majeste le Roi Charles XV. In Section Orientale. II Section Occidentale, Stockholm Nordström, Lena, White arm of the Royal Armoury. Ex. A, B, Stockholm, 1984, ISBN 91-7810-165-4
For more information on Oakeshott Type XVII Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: sword-site.com/thread/175/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword