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Knightly sword France 1450   Lean piercing blade with double-sided, strong midrib. Ridged guard, the ends of the blade inclined towards. Good added grip with leather cover over cord wrapping. Laterally doubly ridged disc pommel with both sides deepened hub. Length 89.5 cm. [Presumably this measurement refers to the blade]  Shapely, knightly sword, which is stylistically in close affinity to the Fund known group of Castillon.

Editor& Note: This is a beautiful cruciform sword, superbly preserved. This sword is also one of many that highlights the sometimes problematic nature of Oakeshott& medieval sword typology;

1400-1450, of similar form (Type XV, style 8, form J1) to those of the Castillon Hoard. Fairly universal through England, France, the low countries, and southern Germany.

of similar form (Type XV, style form to those of the Castillon Hoard. Fairly universal through England, France, the low countries, and southern Germany.

French or English medieval sword, Late 14th/Early 15th Century. Overall length: 91cm (35"); Blade length: 75cm. Weights 1276 grams.   This sword is an Oakeshott Type XVI sword  This type of sword was widespread in western and southern Europe in the 1300s and 1400s. Provenance : Jan K

French or English medieval sword, Late Century. Overall length: Blade length: Weights 1276 grams. This sword is an Oakeshott Type XVI sword This type of sword was widespread in western and southern Europe in the and Provenance : Jan K

French or English medieval sword, Late 14th/Early 15th Century. Overall length: 91cm (35"); Blade length: 75cm. Weights 1276 grams.   This sword is an Oakeshott Type XVI sword  This type of sword was widespread in western and southern Europe in the 1300s and 1400s. Provenance : Jan K

French or English medieval sword, Late Century. Overall length: Blade length: Weights 1276 grams. This sword is an Oakeshott Type XVI sword This type of sword was widespread in western and southern Europe in the and Provenance : Jan K