Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type X)
the Norman invasion of England, the Anglo-Saxons lived in rural communities
called tuns. (Tun is the source of the modern English word town.) At some
point before the year 700, they decided to systematize their methods of
fighting by forming a system of local self-government based on groups
Each tun divided into groups of ten families, called tithings. The elected
leader of each tithing was called a tithingman. The tithings were also
arranged in tens. Each group of ten tithings (or a hundred families) elected
its own chief. The Anglo-Saxon word for chief was gerefa, which later
became shortened to reeve. The local reeve's power as a community official
and military leader extended well after the Norman conquest of England.
The Reeve sword is dedicated to those daughty ancient leaders. The sword
is classified as an Oakeshott Type X. Oakeshott describes the typical
Type X as a broad flat blade of medium length with a fuller running the
entire length and fading out an inch or so from the point.
Though the point is narrow enough for thrusting, this is principally a
cutting sword, designed for use against opponents in mail armour.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 100 collectible swords worldwide.
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Preston Allen Williams
"This sword gives an impression of authority while being appropriate to
the late Viking and Anglo-Saxon era as well as the early Norman. The name
Reeve establishes this authority and perfectly suits this swords transitional
nature as the office served the Anglo-Saxons, the Norwegian Kings of England
(Cnut and Sven), and the Normans."
Overall length: 35.875" (91 cm)
Blade length: 30.25" (76.84 cm)
Blade width: 2.1875" (5.56 cm)
CoB: 5.25" (13.34 cm)
CoP: 18.125" (46 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 6.8 oz (1.10 kilos)
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standard grip colors here.
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