German Branch Sword - Bronze hilt - Oakeshott Type XVa

Product image 1German Branch Sword #078 a 15th Century Gothic Bough style hilt on a Type XVa blade.
Product image 2Hilt close up of German Branch Sword a 15th Century Gothic Bough style hilt on a Type XVa blade.
Product image 3German Branch Sword - Bronze hilt - Oakeshott Type XVa
Product image 4German Branch Sword - Bronze hilt - Oakeshott Type XVa
Product image 5German Branch Sword - Bronze hilt - Oakeshott Type XVa

Regular price $1,100.00

Based on Original:  Circa 1450-1475, German, Royal Armouries, Leeds

Overall Length: 43.19"

Blade Length: 34.87"

Blade Width: 1.62"

Guard Width: 8.5"

Grip Length: 6"

Balance Point: 5.5"

Weight: 2.7 lbs

This is a wonderful replica of a famous 15th century riding sword from Germany. The term "riding sword" designates a sword that was worn as a personal sidearm on a daily basis.

The design of twisted branches, called the gothic bough style, was a popular motif for swords in the north central regions of Europe. The grip is hand-carved hardwood with a gloss finish. The mid-grip filet has a roped detail and a lower bezel binds the grip. The furniture is then gold-plated to match the gold finish on the original. A sharply tapering, stiff blade ideal for the thrust gives this sword a solid feel in the hand. This is an excellent example of the light and quick style of longsword so many knights chose for their personal weapon.

This sword is an upgraded version of the sword that we have offered in the past. The furniture has been resized and completely redone. The blade is longer and wider with an adjusted shape and distal taper. The published measurements on this sword differ across various sources. Our original replica was done to the measurements that were later found to be incorrect. This item now replicates the dimensions of the original sword.

 

Shipping Domestic US 51.00 (multiple sword shipping discounted)

International customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We feel your pain with the steep increases in international shipping over the past few years. We strive to find the most economical and reliable sources to ship to you.

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