Post by Jack Loomes on Nov 10, 2013 6:00:36 GMT
Dated: Late 15th Century
Culture: Probably Italian
Measurements: Blade 78.5cm. Overall length 99cm
Presented in excavated condition, the sword has a double-edged hollow-ground blade formed with a medial ridge running over its full length on both sides, tapering from a broad base to a long narrow point. One side features a small series of marks retaining traces of latten and horizontally recurved crosspiece of spatulate form. The sword has a bevelled oval pommel with each face flattened centrally and struck with a decorative cruciform arrangement of five squares each filled with a raised pellet.
For more information on Oakeshott Type XVa see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword