This elegant sword is available at this moment. It has a broad tapering blade with a classic beveled wheel pommel and straight guard. It is highlighted with a black leather grip with complex risers. This style of sword was a staple of the mid 14th century when weapon and armor development saw many changes.
This would have been a sword carried by men at arms and Knights in the battles of the Hundred Years War between England and France. The wide blade would make it very effective in the cut while the tapered profile allowed for a stout point for use in the thrust.
This is a one of item made by one of our craftsmen and is only available until it is purchased. The sword was crafted by them in replication of a type of sword they admire and crafted to exemplify the excellent qualities of these fighting swords.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.