Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type Xa)
A well defined
and long fuller is one of the criteria for a sword of type Xa.
They are cousins of their Viking age predecessors but are generally of
greater length. The outline may vary: some are almost parallel in width
from base to point, while other have subtle tapering curves in the point
Most of these swords are found in the high medieval period and we have
chosen to recreate two swords that could be contemporary to the Battle
of Hastings or be in use a century later.
These weapons are simple in outline but have a strong character nonetheless.
This is difficult to appreciate from pictures alone.
When handling original swords of this type one is impressed by a surprisingly
good balance, despite them having long blades and short hilts. It is obvious
they were meant to be used together with a shield and often from horseback.
Their reach is long and they deliver powerful blows with little effort.
The blade of the Norman is a shorter version of the blade of our Gaddhjalt
sword. This blade tapers straight to a point section that is about a third
of the length. The subtle curving in the point on this long and handsome
blade results in a graceful overall appearance.
An Oakeshott style 1 cross with a gentle arc and a pommel of type G makes
this sword a good example of the swords used by Norman warriors and their
contemporaries -- not ostentatious, yet brutally efficient like the warriors
who bore them.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords worldwide.
Total length: 38.75" (98 cm)
Blade length: 32.875" (84 cm)
Blade width: 2" (5 cm)
CoG: 6.125" (15.5 cm)
CoP: 21.625" (55 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 8.4 oz (1.15 kilos)
You can customize your sword's
grip color -- see the standard grip colors here.
Read Customer Testimonials
about the Norman here.
a hands-on review
of the Norman on myArmoury.com.
The Norman (Type Xa)...
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!
handmade scabbard is also available for this sword.