A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVIII

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Lot 74
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVIII
Circa 1400

Sold for £ 3,000 (US$ 4,092) inc. premium
A Medieval Sword Of Oakeshott Type XVIII
Circa 1400
In excavated condition, with broad sharply tapering blade of flattened diamond section, the hilt comprising slightly arched tapering quillons of triangular section flat along the top and thickening to form a shallow ridged projection over each face of the forte, flat tapering tang with rounded edges, and large flat circular pommel drawn-out at the top to form a button
74.7 cm. blade, 101.4 cm. overall

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Hoffmeyer, cat. no. 65, pp. 35 and 86, fig. 7
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