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Oakeshott XVIIIa.5

Oakeshott XVIIIa.5

Catalogue ID: 667

One of the longswords from the Bayerisches National Museum in Munich. Oakeshott classifies it as an XVIIIa.5 This sword is dated to the second half of the 15th Century. A simplified version without the gilding, engraved decoration and tooled leather on the grip and rain guard.

    • Keyword 1450-1500AD, European
 

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Oakeshott XVII.9

Oakeshott XVII.9

Catalogue ID: 684

This sword is based on Oakeshott's Type XVII.9, the original housed in the Royal Armouries. This is an elegantly simple longsword, with an hexagonal section elm timber grip covered with leather.

    • Keyword 1300-1400AD, Italian, German, European
 

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Brescia Spadona

Brescia Spadona

Catalogue ID: 685

A faithful reproduction however blunted for historical fencing. The blade has the same brass inlays as the original. The guard has been hand forged to a flattened hexagonal section from wrought iron to give the same visible grain structure as the original. The unusually shaped scent stopper pommel is finished with a brass button. The timber grip is decorated with an integral roped timber riser while the remainder of the grips is covered with cord and fine leather.

    • Keyword 1400-1450AD, 1450-1500AD, Italian
 

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Morgarten Sword

Morgarten Sword

Catalogue ID: 686

A reproduction of the "Morgarten" sword, Oakeshott type XIIIa.14. The sword hilt features an elm timber grip is completed by steel grip ferrules, the wheel pommel topped with a steel button, and a long unusually shaped crossguard. This blade has been hollow ground so as to reduce some of its weight, but even still, it is quite a heavy longsword. However, the balance point assists in helping it to feel nice and light in the hand.

    • Keyword 1200-1300AD, Austrian, European
 

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Two Handed Sword

Two Handed Sword

Two Handed Sword

Catalogue ID: 523

Based on an example in the Wallace collection London, But finished with straight rather than flamberg edges. Dating from between 1580 and 1600. The blade has been completely forged and the flukes forge welded to the ricasso. Left hammer finished and blued, the cross guard is completely forged and forge welded. The ricasso has a leather cover over two thin timber strips, while the grip is a single joinless piece of timber, spirally grooved, covered with leather and finished with brass studs. The pommel is of octagonal section with integral button and foot.

    • Keyword 1550-1600AD, German
 

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German Longsword

German Longsword

German Longsword

Catalogue ID: 469

Based on the sword XXa.1 in Oakeshotts Records of the Medieval Sword, from the 2nd Quarter of the 15th C. Flattened diamond section blade from 6mm stock. With 3 fullers along the length of the ricasso, the central fuller extending further down the hand polished blade. The timber cored scabbard is fitted with risers to complement the grip. The suspension method is taken from the artwork of Albrecht Durer. Straight crossguard and scent stopper pommel. Grip is timber, wrapped with cord. Then risers have been added before the leather outer.

    • Keyword 1400-1450AD, German
 

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Gross Messer

Gross Messer

Gross Messer

Catalogue ID: 633

    • Keyword 1450-1500AD, Austrian
 

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Swiss long sword

Swiss long sword

Swiss long sword

Catalogue ID: 425

Swiss long sword from 1450-1460. Scent stopper pommel and matching octagonal section guard. Double waisted grip with green leather covering and brass ferrules. Ground from 6mm stock, with distal taper down to 3mm.

    • Keyword 1450-1500AD, Swiss
 

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German Longsword

German Longsword

German Longsword

Catalogue ID: 459

2nd Quarter of the 15th C Based on the sword XXa.1 in Oakeshotts Records of the medieval sword. Solid hexagonal section blade from 6mm stock, With 3 fullers along the length of the ricasso, the central fuller extending further down the blade. Straight crossguard and scent stopper pommel. Grip is timber, wrapped with cord. Then risers have been added before the leather outer.

    • Keyword 1400-1450AD, German
 

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Zweihander

Zweihander

Zweihander

Catalogue ID: 541

An Austrian style zweihander copied from an example in Schloss Ambras Innsbruck. The blade is forged with a stiff diamond section distally tapering from 8 to 3mm. The forged and fabricated guard is complemented with a spiralled grip and pommel.

    • Keyword 1600-1650AD, Austrian
 

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German long sword

German long sword

German long sword

Catalogue ID: 423

1480 - 1500. Blued fittings. Spiral fluted pommel with hardened and tempered spring steel guard with sprial fluting on the terminals. The guard was completely forged, the hole for the tang being punched rather than drilled. Based on Sword XVIIIa.10 in Oakeshotts records of the medieval sword Blade from 6mm stock $1250

    • Keyword 1450-1500AD, German
 

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Long Sword

Long Sword

Long Sword

Catalogue ID: 426

Long sword, most likely German. 1400-1440 Blued fittings, scent stopper pommel and brass ferrules over red leather grip. Blade ground from 6mm stock with distal taper down to 3mm. Fittings based on sword XVIIIa.2 in Oakeshotts Records of the Medieval Sword

    • Keyword 1400-1450AD, German
 

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Long sword

Long sword

Long sword

Catalogue ID: 424

Long sword, most likely Italian, 1350-1400. Blued fittings and brass ferrules over leather and timber grip. Blade ground from 6mm stock with a distal taper down to 3mm. Fittings based on sword XVIIIa.4 in Oakeshotts Records of the Medieval Sword.

    • Keyword 1300-1400AD, Italian
 

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Claymore

Claymore

Catalogue ID: 276

Scottish Claymore 1620 AD grip 37cm long distal taper 6mm to 2mm balance point 42mm in front of guard

    • Keyword 1600-1650AD, Scottish
 

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