Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type XV)
of Poitiers was fought on September 19, 1356, resulting in the second
of the three great English victories of the Hundred Years War. The eldest
son of Edward III, Edward the Black Prince, destroyed the French army
near Poitiers while raiding out of Bordeaux.
The result was a decisive French defeat, not only in military terms, but
it was also an economic defeat: The Black Prince's capture of John II,
King of France, during the battle gained him a huge chivalrous reputation
and brought the French government to its knees. France would be asked
to pay a ransom equivalent to twice the country's yearly income to have
her king back, an impossible sum, and he would eventually die a prisoner
Our Poitiers was one of the sword types that would have seen service on
both sides of that conflict. Oakeshott describes the Type XV as a strongly
tapering, acutely pointed blade of flattened diamond cross-section.
A14th C archer or man at arms might have carried such a sword as a sidearm
together with a buckler. It is a sword with some mass, but lively and
quick. Most of the mass is concentrated close to the hilt, allowing one
to cut more towards the middle part of the blade with authority.
This sword would come to its own in frantic melee or a duel with bucklers.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 100 collectible swords worldwide.
Name That Sword Contest Winner:
"...for the battle."
Overall length: 37.31" (94.77 cm)
Blade length: 30.625" (77.79 cm)
Blade width: 2.19" (5.56 cm)
CoG: 3.375" (8.57 cm)
CoP: 17.25" (43.82 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz (1.19 kilos)
You can customize your sword's grip color
-- see the standard grip colors here.
The Poitiers (Type
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