Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 22, 2015 10:51:47 GMT
Editor's Note: This sword appears to be a hand and a half so it is technically neither a Type XII or a Type XIIa; the former being a single hand sword, the latter a two hander. I had to pick one so I chose XIIa.
Circa 14th century AD. A long sword with hand-forged iron blade, disc pommel of Oakeshott's type H, round-section quillons of type 2; the blade narrow with shallow fuller for most of its length.
Iron, 1.4 kg, 111 cm. Fine condition.Provenance
From an old English collection.Literature
Cf. Oakeshott, E. Records of the Medieval Sword
cf. similar type XIIa sword in the Burrell Collection, GlasgowDate
Friday 2nd December 2011 Medieval and Later Antiquities; including Islamic, Christian and Arms And Armour Sections
For more information on Oakeshott Type XIIa Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: sword-site.com/thread/128/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword