A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVII
Lot 62
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVII
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Lot Details
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVII
Circa 1350-1400
In excavated condition, with slender sharply tapering blade of flattened hexagonal section and of exceptional length, hilt comprising straight quillons of circular section widening towards the tips, long flat tang tapered beneath the pommel, and chamfered wheel pommel with pyramidal-shaped button
101.2 cm. blade, 127.5 cm. overall


  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 51, pp. 80 and 83, fig. 20

    For more information see Ewart Oakeshott, The Sword In The Age Of Chivalry, 1964, pp. 65-67. The pommel conforms to Oakeshott's Type I with quillons of Style 2
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