Squire Line Albion Mark
The 13th Century Knightly Sword
(Oakeshott Type XII)
sword of type XII, according to Oakeshott´s typology, is defined by having
a broad and evenly tapering blade. It should have a good point and a fuller
that is 2/3 to 3/4 of the blade length.
This is perhaps the most classic of all blade styles. So much so that
it is close to being the very archetype of the European knightly sword.
The heft of the sword is managed by an effective use of nonlinear distal
taper and a deep and well defined fuller. This results in a lively and
responsive feel that invites you to strike with the sword.
The outer third of the blade towards the point curves gradually to a sharp
point. This gives a visual balance to the broad base of the blade and
also helps in establishing sweet handling characteristics.
These swords will not be sold sharp, unless otherwise requested by the
customer (sharpening will be done for an additional $25.).The
grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with black leather.
Overall length: 37.625" (96 cm)
Blade length: 31.375" (80 cm)
Blade width: 2.0625" (5.24 cm)
CoG: 4.75" (11.43 cm)
CoP: 21" (53.34 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 8.2 oz
The Squire Line 13th Century Knightly Sword
(Type XII)... $473