Squire Line Albion Mark
The Late 15th Century Bastard Sword
(Oakeshott Type XVa)
is a short and handy hand and a half sword with a very stiff blade, primarily
for thrusting, but pretty decent for cutting as well. When you handle
these swords they are very ready in your hand.
One of the quickest types there is, as it follows your intentions at quicksilver
like speed. Because of the very narrow point the spine can be made quite
thick without the blade becoming cumbersome. This makes for superior stiffness
and a very effective thrust.
These swords will not be sold sharp, unless otherwise requested by the customer (sharpening available for a small additional fee.).The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with black leather.
length: 42.25" (108 cm)
Blade length: 33.125" (86 cm)
Blade width: 2.375" (6 cm)
CoB: 3.875" (10.8 cm)
CoP: 19.5" (49.5 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 15.6 oz (1.35 kilos)
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The Squire Line Late 15th Century Bastard Sword
(Type XVa)... $539