Edition Irish Sword
(Oakeshott Type XIX)
component of medieval Irish armies were the Kern (ceitherne or ceitheirn
-- 'a warband'). Sometimes composed of displaced nobility and other times
commoners in search of loot, these were mercenary forces that saw action
in many conflicts across the British Isles.
Our Kern displays a distinctly Irish form of hilt, with its ring pommel
and slightly "S" curved ornate bowtie guard.
Oakeshott describes the Type XIX as a broad flat blade that has clearly
chamfered edges that run nearly parallel, a fuller that runs through the
upper third, and a flat ricasso section at the base of the blade. The
blade is of hexagonal cross-section
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 100 collectible swords worldwide.
Name That Sword Contest Winner:
Preston Allen Williams
"Name this sword Kern after the Irish light infantry that comprised the
vast bulk 16th cent. Irish armies and were known to use swords and small
shields in addition to spears, javelins, and bows."
Overall length: 40" (101.6 cm)
Blade length: 33.75" (85.73 cm)
Blade width: 1.48" (3.76 cm)
CoG: 7" (17.78 cm)
CoP: 23" (43.82 cm)
Weight: 1 lbs 14.5 oz (0.865 kilos)
You can customize
your sword's grip color -- see the standard grip
The Kern (Type
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!