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Cat. number: C0011  
Period: 1375 - 1400
Place of discovery: Thames River, just above London Bridge
Original can be found: Royal Armouries, Leeds, England
Description:

- double edge ricaso sharp blade
- overall length 131 cm
- blade 101,3 cm
- blade width 4,3 cm
- crossguard Oakeshott type 1 (8)
- pommel type T
- point of balance (CoG) 6 cm
- center of percussion (CoP) 60 cm
- pivot point (V2) 102 cm
- wooden grip covered with leather
- weight 1,8 kg

Type: Oakeshott XVII, Family E
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Oakeshott Family E
These swords of the same proportion as those of D, have pommels made in the rather complicated shape of a truncated wedge, the upper, broad, end of which is arched and filed into four or six hollow „scallops“. The grip is long, as is the cross. This arches towards the blade, and is generally of square section, rather thin, with no taper or widening toward the tips and no swelling at mid-point. Because two notable examples of this family were found in the graves of Austrian knights who fell in the battle of Sempach near Zurich in 1386. They are always called ba collectors and other experts „The Sempach type“
It is based of the sword IX.16. At museum Royal Armouries, Leeds. The Armouries acquired it sometime before 1859, thought to have been found in the Thames River near London Bridge. It is well known, as it is often featured in books on arms and armour.

Blade Oakeshot XVII
The Type XVII was designed in an attempt to allow the sword some utility against the increasingly prevalent plate armour of the period. In many ways, a Type XVII is more like an impact weapon designed to crack armour or provide blunt force trauma than a cutting weapon. There is a very long „ricasso“ just below the hilt, to enable the sword to be used for effective trusting play in close combat, when the left hand can be brought forward to grasp the blade bellow the cross in order to shorten the length of blade. The blade could be date in 1335-1425.

The crossguard Oakeshott type 1 (similar 8)
A curverd, sophisticate and elegant form of 1. The crossguard is very similar form 8 too, exept the ends of cross. Made by the technical drawing of E.A.Christensen´s, published at Ewart Oakeshott - Records of the Medieval Sword.

The pommel Oakeshott type T
This is one of the "scent stopper" types. It is generally faceted with a wider top which tapers towards the grip. Scent stopper pommels were common from the mid 14th century through the 16th century.

The handle is made anatomical of dry beech wood, strenghtened by linen. Fit the measurement of customer hand. Made for comfortable grip. Surface is made of double pigment´s dark brown leather.

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