Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 13, 2019 12:30:41 GMT
A rarely seen Knight's longsword from the 14th century, this one thought to be of French origin.
These swords are super rare when they are in a fine state of preservation. This particular sword has all original parts with no loose fitting.
The hilt has the handle with wood and leather wrapping and crucifix cross guard.
The sword blade and pommel are perfectly fitted with no looseness or wobble present. The pommel is fitted with crosses and inlaid with copper.
A large rounded pommel fits perfectly on the sword also making it a very effective counter balance. It is perfectly balanced and maneuverable in your hand.:
Overall Sword 128 Cm
Blade 104.5 Cm
Quillons 23 Cm
For more information on Oakeshott Type XVIa swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword