In fine excavated condition with blackened river finish overall, with sharply tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section with central fuller over half its length on both sides, each fuller with latten-filled orb and cross shaped mark at the forte and mid-section where the fuller ends, hilt comprising flat slightly arched quillons widening at the ends, flat tapering tang incised with a series of 'X' marks, and large compressed chamfered wheel pommel (incomplete on one side)
87.5 cm. blade, 111.8 cm. overall
Provenance: Ewart Oakeshott Collection Exchanged with H. Russell Robinson for a Japanese full armour, London, March 1956
Literature: Ewart Oakeshott, The Archaeology Of Weapons, 1960, p. 312, pl. 16 idem, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 160, XVII.2, illustrated Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 52, pp. 35, 80 and 83, figs. 7 and 20
The quillons conform to Oakeshott's Style 6 with a pommel of Type H.1
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