Post by Jack Loomes on Mar 13, 2015 10:29:39 GMT
A German hand-and-a-half sword, circa 1520/30
Robust, double-edged blade, an x-shaped copper mark within the fuller on both sides. Iron crossguard curved towards the blade with pear-shaped, spirally fluted terminals and large guard ring on one side. Leather covered grip with pear-shaped pommel of six spiral flutes. Length 123 cm.
Sold for 5200 EURO November 2014
For more information about Oakeshott's Type XVIa swords see this extract of Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword
: Oakeshott Type XVI & Type XVI Swords