Moonbrand Arming Sword with Scabbard, 13th C



Moonbrand Arming Sword with Scabbard, 13th C.

This beautiful arming sword is a replica of a well-preserved find dating back to the 13th century. The original was owned for 50 years by the well-known British collector and amateur historian Ewart Oakeshott. This very sword served him as a reference for the type XIV of his typology of medieval swords. He was also the one who named the sword Moonbrand. Since 2002, it is part of the collection of the “Oakeshott Institute of Arms and Armour” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which was founded by Oakeshott himself.

This reconstruction features a broad blade that tapers evenly towards the tip and has four fullers on both sides. The cutting edges are not sharpened and the full tang is riveted to the pommel. The hilt consists of a wooden grip covered in light brown leather, a crossguard that curves towards the blade, and a generously sized wheel pommel. The guard and pommel are both made of solid steel.

The sword comes complete with a brown wood-and-leather scabbard.

Please note that this medieval sword is not a battle-ready weapon. It is designed as a collector´s or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat re-enactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume.

– Blade material: high carbon steel
– Rockwell hardness: 48 – 52 HRC
– Handle material: leather wrapped wood, steel pommel and guard
– Overall length: approx. 90 cm
– Blade length: approx. 71.5 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 4.8 mm
– Hilt length: approx. 18.5 cm (grip approx. 10 cm)
– Max. blade width: approx. 6 cm
– Point of balance: approx. 14 cm from the guard
– Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover
– Weight without scabbard: approx. 1.6 kg
– Weight with scabbard: approx. 2 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing on places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

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