Oakeshott Type XVIIIa Sword with Sword Belt
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Description of the Product
This German Bastard Sword has steel parts with an etched pattern on the classic wheel pommel. The grip is wood with raised bands and wrapped in rich brown leather, as is the matching ornate wooden scabbard and included sword belt. The long blade is lightly hollow ground and is made from well-tempered high carbon steel. Hollow ground –blades are stiffer and more importantly lighter than plain blades. German manufactured weapons were prized all over Europe. This is truly a knightly sword that any fighting man would have been proud to carry into battle with him. Fast and reliable weapon was knight’s best life insurance. Circa 1350.
Dimensions approx. overall 107 cm
(42”), blade 86 cm
(34") long, 4.8 cm
(1 7/8") wide, 4.8 mm
(3/16”) thick. Weight 1.36 kg
(3lbs). Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
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