Black Prince Sword - Oakeshott Type XVa

Product image 1Black Prince longsword oakeshott type XVa replica of original medieval sword with steel fittings and hardened blade #034.
Product image 2Black Prince longsword oakeshott type XVa replica of original medieval sword 3/4 view #034.
Product image 3Black Prince longsword oakeshott type XVa replica of original medieval sword side view #034.
Product image 4Black Prince Sword - Oakeshott Type XVa
Product image 5Black Prince Sword - Oakeshott Type XVa
Product image 6Black Prince Sword - Oakeshott Type XVa
Product image 7Sword replicated from sword that may have been the sword of the Black Prince.
Product image 8Black Prince Sword - Oakeshott Type XVa

Regular price $950.00

 • A Classic Longsword

Based on Original: Circa 1370 English, Worshipful Company of Cutlers, London, England

Overall Length: 43.75"

Blade Length: 34"

Blade Width: 2"

Quillon Width: 9.5"

Grip Length: 7.1"

Balance Point: 1.75"

Weight: 3.55 lbs 

The original sword, which rests in a private collection in England, is thought to possibly be the sword of Edward the Black Prince. The Black Prince, son of Edward III and father of Richard II, was known as a great warrior. The sword was removed from its resting place during the English Civil War, Cromwell being blamed for its disappearance. When the sword resurfaced its origin was lost but its style and structure seem to have an uncanny fit to the scabbard of the Black Prince still with his funerary achievements. This was identified by one of the most respected sword experts in Europe. We were, fortunately, able to take direct measurements of this sword and have gone back to our original research materials to upgrade our replica, increasing accuracy to the original in the furniture, grip and the blade.

This weapon, from the apex of the middle ages c. 1400, exemplifies the functional beauty of a knight's sword. It is the type of sword often illustrated in the fight manuals of the period. Reproduced here in 6150 steel for the blade and steel furniture.

For further information, please read myArmoury.com's Hands-on Reviews:

Review by Ted Hitchens and Chad Armow

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