Towton Sword - Oakeshott Type XVIIIc

Product image 1Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel and straight guard.
Product image 2Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel and straight guard.
Product image 3Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel and straight guard.
Product image 4Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and green grip.
Product image 5Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and green grip.
Product image 6Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and green grip.
Product image 7Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and dark red grip.
Product image 8Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and dark red grip.
Product image 9Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and dark red grip.
Product image 10Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and light brown grip.
Product image 11Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and light brown grip.
Product image 12Towton 15th century longsword #249 type XVIIIc excellent cutter with wheel pommel, straight guard and light brown grip.
Product image 13Towton Sword - Oakeshott Type XVIIIc
Product image 14Towton Sword - Oakeshott Type XVIIIc
Product image 15Towton Sword - Oakeshott Type XVIIIc

Regular price $980.00

Based on Original: Circa mid-15th century, private collection.

Overall length: 43"

Blade Length: 32.5"

Blade Width: 1.9"

Guard Width: 9.2"

Grip Length: 8.1"

Balance Point: 3.4"

Weight: 3.3 lbs (1500g)

The Type XVIIIa longsword of the 15th century was an exceptionally efficient tool for the fighting man of the day. It incorporated a strong blade for the aggressive fighting depicted in combat traditions such as Fiore and Lichtenauer. A sword of this type needed to be dynamic not only in the half sword and winding actions of these styles but have a sharp edge excellent at cutting. This particular sword brings all these elements together into a very well rounded weapon. The broad blade has a tapering diamond cross-section that gracefully curves to the point in the lower portion of the blade.

The intensity of combat such as the Battle of Towton would have been the test of such a sword as this. The dynastic struggles of the War of the Roses saw several brutal battles where swords of this type would have encountered armored and unarmored opponents carrying a wide variety of weaponry. A soldier of this period would choose a blade that could meet all these challenges well.

This wheel pommeled longsword has steel components and a hardwood grip covered with leather. The blade is 6150 steel tempered to a 50 Rc hardness.

The sword moves quickly in the hands and we have seen several of our customers do quite well in cutting practice and competitions with this piece.

 

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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