Oakeshott Type XIIIb Sword

Oakeshott Type XIIIb Sword

Oakeshott Type XIIIb Sword. Sword from the Severance Collection, Cleveland, Ohio Museum.

Type XIII swords are characterized by a wide blade. Most specimens have a pronounced expansion immediately at the guard, after which the blades go almost parallel and converge to the spade-shaped tip. Dol usually takes a little less than half the blade.

The handle seems to be long in relation to the blade — it has a length of about 15 cm. An apple of any type, although types D, E, and I prevail on most of the specimens that have come down to us.
The XIIIb type has a blade the same as the XIII type, but in some cases it may be narrower. Ephesus is similar, but the hilt is ordinary, short one-handed.