Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 5, 2015 9:55:27 GMT
Editor's Note: This sword is unusual amongst examples I know of in being conspicuously Eastern European, but having been in the Alexandria Arsenal - a lineage normally reserved for Cypriot and Italian swords.
Embellished with silver + niello. The blade inlaid with gold. The upper back side of the blade engraved with a Mameluk inscription (arsenal of Alexandria). Leather bound scabbard with silver mounts.
Overall length: 105.3 cm (41.5"); Blade length: 88.4 cm (34.8"); Scabbard length: 89.5 cm (35.2”)
For more information on Oakeshott Type X Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword