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This is a photo taken by Peter Johnsson
of a German painting depicting a saint, dated from the very beginning
of the 15th C., now in the Louvre, Paris.
The style of the belt attachment looks just like that of a sword in the
Skokloster armouries that is probably from the first half of the 14th
Limited Edition Medieval War Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVII)
This is a
sword that celebrates the knightly weapons of the second half of the 14th
C and beginning of the 15th C. They are often seen in art from the period,
wielded by military saints and soldiers.
A characteristic feature of this type of sword is its very stiff blade
of hexagonal section. They are always of hand and a half proportions,
sometimes almost two hand size but often smaller. There is often a fuller
along the first third of the blade.
This was a period when armor was at its heaviest and most massive, thus
swords had to be made that were both robust and powerful. The thrust might
have been the most effective attack when using a sword against a heavily
armored foe and so the point is always strong on these weapons.
Although being oriented for the thrust, these swords can show surprisingly
good performance as cutters as well. The more agile members of this family
of swords have very attractive handling characteristics, being responsive
while having a strong authority in the cut and precise point control.
This is what we have aimed for in the making of this sword: An agile weapon
that shows the same functional beauty as its predecessors. Strangely,
it is rare to see this prominent type among modern replicas. This classic
late 14th C. sword offers a unique opportunity for any collector interested
in the European medieval sword.
The type H pommel is very typical of the period mid 14th C to early 15th
C. A flat armed cross which curves to the point lends a pleasing contrast
to the very linear and stark presence of the blade.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 1,000 collectible swords worldwide.
Overalll length: 45.75" (116 cm)
Blade length: 36" (92 cm)
Blade width at base: 1.92" (4.9 cm)
CoG: 4.125" (10.5 cm)
CoP: 21.37" (54 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs (1.36 kilos)
You can customize your sword's
grip color -- see the standard grip colors here.
Read a hands-on review
of the Landgraf on myArmoury.com
(Type XVII)... $1,085
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!