The Earl
Limited Edition Medieval War Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVIIIb)

This sword is inspired by the beautiful long swords favored in areas of Germanic influence during the mid to late 15th century.

It has a long hollow ground blade with edges that arc gracefully to an acute point. The raised midrib gives this blade a good stiffness for its weight while the keen edges are crisp and well defined.

The blade is a classic example of a type classified as Oakeshott XVIIIb (according to The Sword in the Age of Chivalry), combining efficient width at the cutting section with a strong awl-shaped point. The grip is of hexagonal section and has the typical waisted profile.

The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with cord and covered with the highest grade vegetable-tanned calfskin. (see grip color choices below.)

This is the goal for this design: a quick, responsive and efficient cutter with a forward pivot point placed close to the point. A hollow ground blade can have a thick and stiff spine and still be relatively light for its size. This is an important aspect of this design.

A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
This sword is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords worldwide.

The Earl is also available with a period half-wire wrap (at an additional charge.)

Please be sure to specify which grip you prefer at the time of order.


Total length: 48" (122 cm)
Blade length: 37" (94 cm)
Blade width at base: 2" (5 cm)
CoG: 4.58" (11.7 cm)
CoP: 22" (56 cm)
Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz (1.5 kg)

You can customize your sword's grip color -- see the standard grip colors here.

The Earl (Type XVIIIb)... $1,320
The Earl with Half-wire Wrap (Type XVIIIb)... $1,540
Order now before this limited edition collectible sword runs out!

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