Edition Medieval Italian Sword
(Oakeshott Type XIX)
was a leader of mercenary soldiers in Italy in the 14th and 15th cent.,
a period when wars between the city-states of Italy were almost incessant.
The condottieri hired and paid the bands who fought under them. They dealt
directly with the cities or states that requested their services and were
responsible solely to them. They fought for the highest bidder, passing
easily from one lord to another -- this game proved dangerous and even
fatal to more than one. Some condottieri had small states of their own,
either inherited or acquired. The most famous were the Attendolos (founders
of the Sforza family), Colleoni , Carmagnola , and Sir John de Hawkwood.
This sword is inspired by the famous "Alexandria" Type XIX sword,
though our version is a stouter and larger combat version of the Type
XIX single-hand sword.
Oakeshott describes the Type XIX as a single-handed sword with a broad
flat blade that has clearly chamfered edges that run nearly parallel,
a fuller that runs through the upper third, and a flat ricasso section
at the base of the blade. The blade is of hexagonal cross-section
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords worldwide.
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Overall length: 40.25" (102.2 cm)
Blade length: 33.5" (85.1 cm)
Blade width: 1.48" (3.76
CoG: 5.125" (13 cm)
CoP: 21.75" (55.25 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 5.5 oz (1.06 kilos)
You can customize
your sword's grip color -- see the standard grip
The Condottierre (Type
before this limited edition collectible sword runs out!