Post by Jack Loomes on Apr 28, 2014 8:18:45 GMT
Second quarter of the 17th century
Measurements: overall length 107.5 cm
This infantry sword has a straight, double-edged blade (from an earlier period), ribbed at the centre, with a double groove at the base with unclear inscriptions, tang marked “IK”. The iron hilt with double guard and ring is decorated with double knots, it has a lower rear ring and thumb ring and a mushroom-shaped pommel with leather-bound wooden grip.
For more information on Oakeshott Type XVI swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword