1275-1340 AD, Type XIV blade.
Found in The Royal Armouries, Leeds.
The knight Medieval sword is the quintessential Type XIV battle ready sword, according to Oakeshott's typology. Swords of this type are described as being relatively short in blade and hilt, with a strong blade taper and sharply pointed blade (E. Oakeshott: "The Sword in the Age of Chivalry" p.51 ). The blade of a Type XIV medieval sword is said to normally be flat, possibly of diamond shapped blade with a fuller in the upper half. The Medieval swords of the 14th. c. typically follows this pattern. The smooth quillions and blade reflect both design and taste of the late medieval period, eventually giving way to the gothic era. The detailed handle and curved guard indicates the early artistic influences, eventually explored during the gothic period.
Examples of this type of battle readt sword are displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Royal Armouries .,Leeds. Another type XIV medieval sword is also on display at the Musée de l'Armée; An example which Oakeshott described as being "nearly perfect".
The knight Medieval sword is forged with 1060 High Carbon Steel and beautifully set with a deep 3/4 length fuller. The richly detailed handle is made of wood, wrapped in high grade leather. The Knight Medieval sword remains our staff's favorite piece. Not only for its clean fluid artistic lines and simplicity, but for its exceptional handling characteristics. This battle ready sword is quick, responsive and allows exceptional mobility in close quarter combat.
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Total length: 35"
Blade length: 28"
Blade width at base: 2"
Weight: 2lbs. 5 oz.
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