Editor's Note: This sword is at once an Oakeshott Type XIX, Oakeshott Type XVI and a contender for Type XV, XIV and XII. I feel it is most strongly a XIX, with the second strongest type it has relevance to being the XIV. This is one of those wonderful swords that defies modern attempts to categorise it. It is a strong reminder that medieval sword makers, and those from the renaissance did not have the Oakeshott typology on their minds when going about their craft.
The sword has a straight, double-edged blade grooved at the centre, with a tip of lozenge section, rectangular tang with three grooves and two stamps on both sides. The hilt is partially gilt and silver-plated, with “S”-shaped quillon decorated with silver dots on golden ground and edges are shaped as lion heads.
The shell-guard has six segments, at the margins are oval cartouches featuring the effigy of soldiers, while the pommel features warriors enclosed in a oval surmounted by a mask and dragon heads on the sides. The wooden grip has silver wire binding and moor’s heads.