Edition Medieval War Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVa)
In the first
half of the 15th century, swordmaster Sigmund Ringeck compiled a book
with comments on the fencing teachings from Johannes Liechtenauer's verses
from c.1389. (Master Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Johann Liechtenauer's
Fechtbuch - c. 1389 to 1440)
Ringeck's longsword style is very simple and yet elegant in its approach,
based on efficiency and simplicity. While many of the Medieval fighting
manuals primarily show counter-techniques and tricks, Ringeck's greatness
is that he starts with the basics and then step-by-step teaches the student
the secrets of the longsword.
David Lindholm has an excellent on-line
introduction to Ringeck as well as a book, Sigmund
Ringeck's Knightly Art of the Longsword, the first in a series on
Medieval martial arts, available from Paladin Press.
Oakeshott describes the Type XV as a strongly tapering, acutely pointed
blade of flattened diamond cross-section. The sub-type XVa is often longer
and slimmer than the Type XV, but with the primary difference being the
longer grip. This type of sword was referred to as an epée bâtarde or
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 1,000 collectible swords worldwide.
The Ringeck is available with a period half-wire wrap ($200 additional
The Ringeck is also available with the tapered grip shown in the original
concept drawing at no extra charge.
Please be sure to specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.
Overall length: 46.25" (117.5 cm)
Blade length: 36.5" (92.7 cm)
Blade width: 1.875" (4.76 cm)
CoG: 4" (10.1 cm)
CoP: 22.75" (57.8 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 5.5 oz (1.5 kg)
You can customize your sword's grip color
-- see the standard grip colors here.
The Ringeck Waisted
Grip (Type XVa)... $880
Grip with Half-wire Wrap
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!