A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
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A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
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A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XV
Late 14th/Early 15th Century, Possibly French Or English
In excavated condition, with sharply tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, hilt comprising slightly downcurved flat tapering quillons with downbent bluntly-pointed tips, flat tapering tang, and chamfered wheel pommel encircled by a medial groove
80 cm. blade, 98 cm. overall


  • Provenance;
    Found in the River Seine by Castle Montreux in 1906
    Acquired from Robert-Jean Charles, Paris, 1937

    Ada Bruhn Hoffmeyer, Middelalderens tveæggede Sværd, 1954, vol. II, pp. 25 and 95, pl. 29a
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 59, pp. 35, 84 and 85, figs. 7 and 21

    For another example formerly in the collection of Sir Edward Barry and now in the Royal Armouries, Leeds, see Ewart Oakeshott, Records Of The Medieval Sword, 1991, p. 140, xva.1

    Related examples are preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wallace Collection
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