Editor's Note: I realise that Oakeshott Type XIX Swords do not typically possess two hander grips, but this sword, like so many others does not neatly fit into Oakeshott's Typology, however is close enough in blade form to Type XIX and an exceptional piece, so much so that it warrants a place in Sword-Site's collection.
Dated: Circa 1520-30
Measurements: blade 132 cm; overall length 180 cm
Strong double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section cut with a shallow fuller at the forte and with additional short fullers over the sides of the ricasso formed with a pair of basal lugs. It is truck with a mark, a flower, both within the fuller and at the base of the lugs on both sides. Later was added an iron hilt of writhen bars, comprising straight massive quillons with double inner-and outer-rings. The former with chiselled knop terminals and the latter each interrupted by chiselled mouldings. The sword comes with a large spirally fluted globular pommel, and leather-covered grip formed in two moulded stages.
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