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Oakshott Type XVIa Sword

Oakshott Type XVIa Sword

Oakshott Type XVIa sword from The Royal Armouries collection. IX. 1084. Formely D’Acre Edwards
The sword we have chosen dates back to 1300-1325, and was allegedly found in Germany in the river. The condition of the find is good, but corrosion at the edges is noticeable. White wood hilt — modern. The dol is pretty narrow.

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Oakshott Type ХХ sword

Oakshott Type ХХ sword

This weapon has more features from the late 15th century than from the early 14th. The surviving specimens indicate later dates. But the formation of the archetype occurred precisely in the early 14th century. The type is formed by the shape of the blade and the dales on it. Most of the swords of this type are large bastards.

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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.

Oakshott Type XX Sword

Oakshott Type XX Sword

The sword, received in the classification of E. Okshott, type XX, always attracts attention, with its shape, the abundance of valleys on the blade and elegant forms of the guard and top. This sword is the third, made from the collection of swords of the ХХgo type (previously made: Sword ХХ type according to Oakeshott, Sword type XX with ricasso).

 

This type, originates from the early period of the XIV century. The type is formed by the shape of the blade and the dales on it. Most of the swords of this type are large one and a half swords.

Reconstructing this sword, we tried to reproduce it closer to the original. Despite the weight and size — the sword is surprisingly obedient. The sword has excellent qualities for both stabbing and chopping punches

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Two-handed sword, type XX according to Oakeshott from the collection of Radziwill Red (Radziwiłł Mikołaj Rudy)

Two-handed sword, type XX according to Oakeshott from the collection of Radziwill Red (Radziwiłł Mikołaj Rudy)

Sword Mikalaya Radzіvіla Rudoga, XX floods Aўkshottu. They were selected ў Vilnі ў 1572, at the time of conquest ў Museums Nyametskay Gistory і Berlіne.
Eight. Pisha Yu. Bohan great geta sword:


“Chatyrma exemplary pradstany balls
nippers for biting blowў. Most of ўvagu z ikh prytsyagvae
the two-handed sword of Mikalay Radzіvіl Rudoga, ў Vilnі ў 1572,
Yakі zakhoўvaetsstsa at a time at the Museum Nyametsky Gіstoryі ў Berlіne.
Agulnaya ball of the ball stock 156.5 cm, mass of the ball — 108
see Klіnok shyrynyoy 6.4 cm for kryzhavіiny weak zvuzhayetsstsa yes
Vastryya i pryblіzna on the right side of the pile
distant perakhodzіts in adnosno weakly expressed rabro. Vazhyts sword 3.5 kg. Achieving the “bicanical” rukayats, patashshchanaya pasyaredzіne, zavarshaetstsa
«Kelіkhavatym» pomps pomp T5 (?). Kryzhaivna is simple, knit,
39.5 cm long. Lay down sword and typa XX. ”

 


We pamenshylі pamera ball is laid out on 10 adsotkaў, more sword didn’t climb near the stove. For the getag, the 0.5 kg wagon decreased.
Bokhan adnosіts uvshshcha yes typu T5, ale to us padaetsstsa, that geta pamyna varyyant memory і typamі T1 і T5. Najal, we don’t make the ball reveals. If in May we’d be a good Varyant, then we would be great for helping.

Uvogule can be taken away stsvjarzat, that aryg_nal — extravagant button-hole zbroy. Tryamyuchy our varyant at the hands you understand that the geta sword is sobering as it is with a kind of blow ў so ı yes shtykhu. Pra pamera two-handed ball the balance syago 11 cm hell kryzhavіyan, nto nyakepska i for adnaruchnaga sword.

Sword from Southern Germany, circa 1520, reconstruction

Sword from Southern Germany, circa 1520, reconstruction

Reconstruction of a sword from southern Germany, circa 1520

In working on this sword, we based on 2 surviving swords. These swords date back one year and are created in the same geographical area. Outwardly, they are similar.
We took the blade from the sword with the following description:
A sword from southern Germany, circa 1520. A blade with a double-edged blade with half lengths on both sides, brass inlay and a stylized wolf pattern on one side of the blade. The top and guard are twisted in a spiral. Wooden handle wrapped in cord and leather (slightly cracked). Length: 120 cm.
We took the hilt set from the sword with the following description:
Sword from Southern Germany, circa 1520. Thin, double-edged diamond-shaped blade. There are two small, serrated blacksmith marks on one side of the blade. The straight guard is twisted in a spiral with corrugated tips. The pear-shaped corrugated top is twisted in a spiral. The handle is covered with leather on top of the cord. Length: 118.5 cm.

Bastard Sword Southern Germany

Bastard Sword Southern Germany

The result is a solid one and a half sword with an interesting set of hilt.

Oakeshott Type XIIIa Sword

Oakeshott Type XIIIa Sword

A sword of type XIIIa according to Oakeshott, found in Bohemia, dates from 1480-1510. from a private collection.
A characteristic feature of this type (whose subtype contains most of the surviving examples) is the blade, it is almost straight, with a hilt noticeably longer than that of the usual one-handed sword of the previous types — 8.2 or 11.1 cm.

Subtype XIIIa is the ‘Great War Sword’, with a very large blade, the length of which was on average 81.2 — 101.7 cm and the length of the hilt from 15 to 25.5 cm. the swords preserved to this day can be different, although types I to K predominate.

Crosses, both at archaeological finds and at fine sources, are almost always straight, as a rule, of style 2.

In poems, annals, and inventories, they are often referred to as “Swerdes of Were,” “Grans Espees d’Allemagne,” “Schlacht-schwerte,” “Grete Swords,” “Espees de Guerre,” “Grete War Sword,” and so on. Always indicating large size.

These swords are usually of German origin, as evidenced by the frequency of their appearance in German sculptural images on tombs of the 14th century; they are found almost as often in Spanish tombs of the same period, and sometimes in English.

Those shown in art, as a rule, date back to 1250 — 1370 years; German and Spanish images between 1320 and 1370. However, there is archaeological evidence that very convincingly suggests that one and a half-handed swords were not uncommon in the 12th century.