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No New Posts Oakeshott Type X - Xa Swords

Single hander European swords with broad fullers (grooves, fluting) that run almost the full length of the sword.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XI - XIa Swords

Single hander European swords with thin fullers that run almost the full length of the sword.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XII - XIIa Swords - 1 Viewing

Type XII refers to single handers with three quarter length fullers. XIIa to hand and half to two handed swords with three quarter length fullers.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XIII - XIIIb Swords

XIII are single handers with fullers that run half their length. XIIIa are two hander swords also with half length fullers, XIIIb has a shorter grip than both.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XIV Swords

Stout and broad single hander swords with fullers that run approximately half their length. They generally feature finely pointed tips without an angled step in the blade profile.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XV - XVa Swords

Finely pointed swords with diamond section blades or hollow ground with stiff mid ribs. Type XV is a single hander and Type XVa is hand and a half or two hander. Sometimes XVa has a small fuller.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Sword Type XVI - XVIa

Fullers running about half the length of the sword terminating into a blade profile that is diamond section. Type XVI is single hander and XVIa hand and a half or two hander.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XVII Swords

Generally narrow profile with a hexagonal cross section. Frequently these swords are very long. Almost always hand and a half grip length.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XVIII - XVIIIc Swords

Type XVIII describes a single hander type with a diamond cross section but unlike Type XV's these swords have a stepped profile near the tip like an obelisk. XVIIIa with a short fuller. XVIIIb with a two hander grip. XVIIIc hand and a half. Please note that Ewart Oakeshott does not provide historical examples of the of XVIIIb nor XVIIIc in his 'Records of the Medieval Sword'.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XIX Swords

Half length fullers often with two very short fullers either side. Usually with a ricasso (unsharpened portion near guard). Though many examples have parallel edges many others are tapered.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XX - XXa Swords

XX have two fullers running one third of the length of the blade; or swords that bear two fullers to a third after which they yield to a final fuller that runs until about half way. XXa is the same but is a finely pointed sword with strongly tapered edges.

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No New Posts Oakeshott Type XXI - XXII Swords

These two types placed together by Oakeshott. Type XXI is the 'Cinquedea' i.e. five finger wide blade during and around the Renaissance. XXII are similar and equally as varied as Type XXI but tend to be larger, frequently hand and half swords with true pommels unlike the Cinquedea type which uses hilts based on techniques of contemporary knife cutlering.

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Medieval Western European Swords
Here you will find swords from the end of the Dark Ages through to the Renaissance. These are organised using a typology devised by Ewart Oakeshott.
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