One-Handed Sword Oakeshott XIV, Steel Pommel


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Late Medieval One-Handed Sword Oakeshott Typ XIV with Steel Pommel,
incl. Scabbard, Battle-Ready (Practical Blunt), SK-B

This beautiful single-handed sword is a reproduction of an original, remarkably well-preserved 14th c. one-hander which was classified as a Type XIV according to Oakeshott’s typology and is on display for people to admire at the Metropolitan Museum (’Met’), Gallery 373, New York.

This replica features a full tang blade forged out of spring steel, hardened and tempered to a Rockwell hardness of approx. 48-50 HRC. The steel cross guard has bent ends and the leather-wrapped wooden grip is capped with a sturdy disc-shaped steel pommel (or wheel pommel) bearing the Latin inscription Sunt hic etiam sua praecuna laudi, a quotation from Vergil’s Aeneid (book 1, line 461) which translates to Here too, virtue has its due reward. The gorgeous scabbard with wooden core is covered in leather and comes complete with a carrying belt wound around it.

The blade’s blunt, 2 mm thick edges and rounded tip make this late medieval arming sword ideal for combat reenactment, stage fighting or sparring.

-Battle-ready Sword Category : SK-B
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– Blade material: spring steel, tempered
– Rockwell hardness: approx. 48-50 HRC
– Handle material: leather-wrapped wood, steel pommel and guard
– Overall length: approx. 87 cm
– Blade length: approx. 68.5 cm
– Handle length: approx. 18.5 cm (grip approx. 12.5 cm)
– Blade width at guard: approx. 6.6 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 2 mm
– Point of balance: approx. 8.5 cm from the guard
– Weight: approx. 1.35 kg (approx. 1.9 kg with sheath

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