Oakeshott type XIV arming sword

A type XIV arming sword, circa 1275 to 1340. Notable examples of the type XIV are displayed in collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Royal Armouries in Leeds, The Nationalmuseet in Copenhagen, and The Musée de l'Armée in Paris. All are elegant and attractive battlefield tools. The blade widens at the base and tapers distally to put the balance close to the guard and improve cut and thrust characteristics, making for a very fast sword. The fittings on this reproduction are steel and the grip is wood covered in leather. Includes matching scabbard. Examples of this sword type can also be seen in E. Oakeshott's book "Record of the Medieval Sword".

length: 33"
blade: 26 1/4"
blade width: 2 5/8" at base
blade width: 1" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 6 1/4"
grip: 4"
guard: 7"
balance point: 4"
weight (sword): 2 lb 13.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 8.0 oz

Price: $295

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