Edition Medieval German Sword
(Oakeshott Type XI)
is a sword with distinct German flavour of a style that was popular
in the first half of the 13th C.
It has a long and handsome blade with a short point section, clearly
dedicated to the cut, as was favored in areas under German influence.
The fuller is rather narrow, which might classify it as a type XI according
to Oakeshott´s typology, but this is one of those swords that fall a
bit outside the norm in this typological system.
The sword is inspired by an original in Museum für Deutsche Geschichte,
Berlin and shares the same style of hilt.
The pommel is of a type known as “cocked hat” or Oakeshott type D. This
is of deep and generous shape complemented nicely by a wide and slim
cross of style 2 of round section. This has gently trumpeting ends and
a slight swelling in the middle. The grip is of moderate length, making
this a single hand sword despite its great size.
These were cavalry weapons, true knightly swords, to be used from horseback
in big sweeping blows.
In chronicles from the period we can read about German knights and their
fearsome great swords that were wielded with great skill and precision.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
This sword is offered in a limited edition of only 100 collectible swords
Total length: 40.15" (102 cm)
Blade length: 33.75" (86 cm)
Blade width: 1.89" (4.8 cm)
CoG: 5.125" (13 cm)
CoP: 22.75" (58 cm)
Weight: 2.57 lbs (1.17 kilos)
You can customize your sword's
grip color -- see the standard grip colors here.
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(Type XI)... $880
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!