Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type X)
is named for the famous Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest of England
Nothing is known for certain about the tapestry’s origins. The first written
record of the Bayeux Tapestry is in 1476 when it was recorded in the cathedral
treasury at Bayeux as "a very long and narrow hanging on which are embroidered
figures and inscriptions comprising a representation of the conquest of
The Bayeux Tapestry was probably commissioned in the 1070s by Bishop Odo
of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror. It is over 70 meters
long and, although it is called a tapestry, it is in fact an embroidery,
stitched, not woven, in woolen yarns on linen. Some historians argue that
it was embroidered in Kent, England. The original tapestry is on display
at Bayeux in Normandy, France.
detail from the Bayeux Tapestry showing swords similar to our Bayeux
sword is classified as an Oakeshott Type X. Oakeshott describes the typical
Type X as a broad flat blade of medium length with a fuller running the
entire length and fading out an inch or so from the point.
Though the point is narrow enough for thrusting, this is principally a
cutting sword, designed for use against opponents in mail armour.
This is a classic design for Norman or Early Crusader era sword, simple
yet elegant and brutal.
That Sword Contest Winner
"I chose the name "Bayeux" in reference to the swords depicted in
the Bayeux Tapestry. "Hastings" was already taken by one of your 1st generation
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 100 collectible swords worldwide.
Overall length: 36.375" (92.27 cm)
Blade length: 30.25" (76.84 cm)
Blade width: 2.1875" (5.56 cm)
CoB: 5.125" (13 cm)
CoP: 18.75" (47.63 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 7.2 oz (1.12 kilos)
You can customize your sword's
grip color -- see the standard grip colors here
The Next Generation Bayeux
(Type X)... $880
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