Irish Sword - Oakeshott Type XVIII

Product image 1Irish Sword #085 ring hilt with Oakeshott Type XVIII blade.
Product image 2Irish Sword #085 blued finish Oakeshott Type XVIII blade.
Product image 3Irish Sword #085 ring hilt full length.
Product image 4Irish Sword #085 ring hilt.

Regular price $930.00

Based on Original: Circa 1480-1520 Irish, Provenance Unknown

Overall Length: 37.4"

Blade Length: 31.5"

Blade Width: 1.75"

Quillon Width: 9.1"

Grip Length: 3"

Balance Point: 5.25"

Weight: 2.5 lbs / 1134 gr

 

This is a purely Irish design and one of only a few types of sword which can be attributed to a specific nationality. It's a unique design, highlighted by a spatulated crossguard and a pommel constructed as a ring with the tang passing through it. A rare sword for any collection.

The style of sword was carried by the Irish fighters in their homeland and as mercenary soldiers on the continent. They had aquired a fearsome reputation as stealthy fighters. Probably in no small part to their constant practice of cattle raiding back home.

The unquie pommel design is probably a development from the normal wheel pommel style. Some of these where made as a heavy ring with face plates. If the face plates are left off this structure you would have a ring for a pommel.

 

Shipping Domestic US 44.00 (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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