Oakeshott Transitional Type XVIIIb to Type XIX Sword
*Editor’s Note: This important sword is transitional, in that it marks a transition from XVIIIb to XIX, possessing features of both.
Dated: early 16th century
Measurements: overall length 122cm
Inscriptions: a crowded “D” (stamped)
For more information on Oakeshott Type XIX see this extract of Ewart Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval Sword: sword-site.com/thread/187/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword
*Note that Oakeshott did not give details or examples of Type XVIIIb in Records of the Medieval Sword (but provided a picture only see here: sword-site.com/thread/251/index-ewart-oakeshotts-medieval-typologies )
Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/399/oakeshott-transitional-type-xviiib-sword#ixzz2xzYLoKsf
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