Edition Medieval War Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVII)
of type XVII sword is named after the battle of Sempach in 1386. Two such
weapons were found in the graves of two Austrian knights that fell in
A characteristic feature of this type of sword is its very stiff blade
of hexagonal section. They are always of hand and a half proportions,
sometimes almost two hand size but often smaller. There is often a fuller
along the first third of the blade.
This was a period when armor was at its heaviest and most massive, thus
swords had to be made that were both robust and powerful. The thrust might
have been the most effective attack when using a sword against a heavily
armored foe and so the point is always strong on these weapons.
Although being oriented for the thrust, these swords can show surprisingly
good performance as cutters as well. The more agile members of this family
of swords have very attractive handling characteristics, being responsive
while having a strong authority in the cut and precise point control.
This is what we have aimed for in the making of this sword: An agile weapon
that shows the same functional beauty as its predecessors. Strangely,
it is rare to see this prominent type among modern replicas. This classic
late 14th C. sword offers a unique opportunity for any collector interested
in the European medieval sword.
The Sempach style has a very typical pommel shape: a substantial wedge
of hexagonal or octagonal section. There are usually decorative shallow
grooves on the top face, adding elegance to the massive shape. Oakeshott
names this type T2 and dates it to the period 1360-1420.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible
sword is offered in a limited edition of only 1,000 collectible swords
Overall length: 45.875" (116.21 cm)
Blade length: 36" (92 cm)
Blade width: 1.9" (4.8 cm)
CoG: 4.5" (11.43 cm)
CoP: 22" (55.9 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs (1.36 kilos)
Read a hands-on review
of the Sempach on myArmoury.com.
You can customize your sword's
grip color -- see the standard grip colors here.
(Type XVII)... $1,210
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!