Post by Jack Loomes on May 27, 2014 10:53:15 GMT
Late 13th/Early 14th Century.
In excavated condition, with broad tapering blade with rounded point and central fuller over most of its length on each side, each fuller at the forte with a latten-inlaid running wolf mark between latten-inlaid cross potents, hilt comprising quillons of circular section widening towards the tips, partly fullered flat tapering tang, and slightly compressed wheel pommel with stepped button finial
99.3 cm. blade
The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type K. For similar examples see Ewart Oakeshott, The Sword In the Age Of Chivalry, 1964, pl. 11, A-C. Cf. another example sold in these Rooms, Antique Arms and Armour ..., 29 April 2010, lot 208
For more information on Oakeshott Type XII Swords see this extract of Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword: www.sword-site.com/thread/128/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword
This sword has an almost identical counterpart: sword-site.com/thread/792/oakeshott-type-medieval-sword-pommel