The Mercenary

(Oakeshott Type XVa)

We named this sword in honor of the professional soldiers of the 15th century — men without a country who sold their swords to the highest bidder in the numerous wars between countries and city-states of the period. This is a plain, no nonsense version of our Type XVa, well-suited for use by such a pragmatic soldier of fortune. This is a short and handy hand and a half sword with a very stiff blade, primarily for thrusting, but pretty decent for cutting as well. When you handle these swords they are very ready in your hand. One of the quickest types there is, as it follows your intentions at quicksilver like speed. Because of the very narrow point the spine can be made quite thick without the blade becoming cumbersome. This makes for superior stiffness and a very effective thrust. A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword This sword is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords worldwide. The Mercenary is available with a waisted grip at no extra charge. The Mercenary is also available with a waisted grip and period half-wire wrap ($200 additional charge.) Please be sure to specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.

Total length: 42.25″ (108 cm)
Blade length: 33.75″ (86 cm)
Blade width: 2.375″ (6 cm)
CoB: 4″ (10.8 cm)
CoP: 19.8″ (49.5 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 14.2 oz (1.35 kilos)
This sword is offered in a limited edition of 500 swords worldwide.


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Additional information

Grip Option

Leather wrap, Black, Leather wrap, Red, Leather wrap, Oxblood, Leather wrap, Dark Brown, Leather wrap, Campaign Brown, Leather wrap, Custom Dye

Hilt Finish

Satin Polish, Blackened Parts, Antique

Wire Option

Add Wire, No