Post by Jack Loomes on Oct 11, 2014 9:07:29 GMT
Editor's Note: Text below provided as translated by Google from the original German text. Oakeshott does not appear to have made allowances for two handed Oakeshott Type XIX swords, nonetheless many such swords exist, and I can think of no better category than Type XIX in which to put them.
German around 1520
Width, double-edged blade with a total measured total submitted, crowned Pi-brand and multi-grooved ricasso. Iron quillons (one-sided old repair) with sparingly cut statements. Centrally thickened, schnurumwickelte and leather grip cover. Smooth pear-shaped pommel.
Typical slavish sword for field use. See .: Schneider, weapons at the Swiss National Museum, Vol 1, No 67 f...
Provenance: Axel Guttmann Collection, Hermann Historica, auction 42, 2.5.2002.
Length 110 cm.
For more information about Oakeshott Type XIX Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: www.sword-site.com/thread/187/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword