Late medieval Oakeshott type XIV one-handed sword with steel pommel,
incl. scabbard, suitable for exhibition fights, SK-B
This beautiful one-handed sword is a replica of a remarkably well-preserved 14th-century original, classified as Type XIV on the Oakeshott typology, and housed in the Metropolitan Museum ('Met'), Gallery 373, New York.
This replica has a spring steel blade that is forged through to the pommel, hardened and tempered to approx. 48-50 HRC. The steel crossguard has curved ends and the leather-wrapped wooden grip ends with a sturdy steel disc pommel. The pommel is decorated with the Latin inscription Sunt hic etiam sua praecuna laaudi, a quote from Virgil's Aeneid (Book 1, line 461), which roughly translates to Here too the glory is not without reward or Here too the reward is merit . The beautiful wooden core scabbard is covered in leather and finished with a carrying strap that wraps around the scabbard.
With its blunt, 2 mm thick striking edges and its rounded tip, this late medieval knight's sword is perfect for re-enactment, show combat or sparring.
- Show fight quality class: SK-B
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- Blade material: spring steel, heat treated
- Rockwell hardness of the blade: approx. 48-50 HRC
- Handle material: wood with leather wrapping, pommel and guard made of steel
- Total length: approx. 87 cm
- Blade length: approx. 68.5 cm
- Handle length: approx. 18.5 cm (handle section approx. 12.5 cm)
- Blade width at guard: approx. 6.6 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 5.9 mm, blade tip: 2.25 mm
- Center of gravity: approx. 8.5 cm in front of the guard
- Weight: approx. 1.35 kg (approx. 1.9 kg with sheath)
- Leather covered wooden scabbard with strap
- Stock: In Stock
- Model: 2612
- SKU: 0164001251