Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type XIV)
Medieval England, each hundred was led by a reeve
(chief). A new unit of government, the shire, was formed when groups of
hundreds banded together, which had a reeve as well. To distinguish the
leader of a shire from the leader of a mere hundred, this more powerful
official became known as a shire-reeve. The word shire-reeve eventually
became the English word sherriff.
After the Norman conquest, the sherriff became an agent of the king and
the tax collector. The text of the Magna Carta mentioned the role of the
sherriff nine times, indicating the importance of that office. Over the
next few centuries, the sherriff remained the leading law-enforcement
officer of the county. To be appointed sherriff was considered a significant
the Sherriff, has an accentuating flaring of the width at the base of
the blade. A broad blade that tapers to a sharp point, a short grip and
a bold and broad cross guard makes swords of type XIV easily recognized
in art from around 1275-1340. They are as a rule compact and powerful
swords, usually with noble lines.
Because of its relative shortness, this sword is quick and responsive
with a pleasant blade presence inviting both short chopping cuts, sweeping
blows and precise thrusts.
tracing of an image from Manuscript I:33 at the Royal Armoury, Leeds
like this would be very effective in sword and buckler fighting as seen
in the I:33 manuscript, dated to around 1300
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 1,000 collectible swords worldwide.
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Total length: 33.875" (86 cm)
Blade length: 27.75" (71 cm)
Blade width: 3" (7.4 cm)
CoG: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
CoP: 16" (40.6 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz (1.1 kg)
can customize your sword's grip color -- see the
standard grip colors here.
(Type XIV)... $840
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edition collectible sword runs out!