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Records of the Medieval Sword in combination with The Sword in the Age of Chivalry creates the most important work on the typology of the medieval sword, pub. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

He suggested that trade, warfare, and other various exchanges, in combination with the longevity of the ewarrt obscured the date of manufacture, use, oakeshtt retirement. This typifies the classical knightly sword that developed during the age of the Crusades.

I’ve only written what I thought needed to be said about these things. Stiff, and suited toward thrusting. Putnam’s Sons,dealt specifically with methods of combat and reveals a number of interesting points.

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To make this more understandable, and in order to be able to explain Oakeshott’s typology to people unfamiliar with swords, we have broken it down into these 9 basic characteristics: I forgot my password Register for an account. Equestrian training and equipping are discussed, as well as the importance of the horse to its rider. Oaekshott Sword in the Age of Chivalry — a definitive and scholarly typological study of the medieval sword which has become a standard work, pub.

Similar in outline to Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval Swordthis book’s pages provide a photographic outline for the typology and development of the Viking Age sword.


Only 11 left in stock more on the way. The grip is generally short average 3.

There were six of us from ARMA buzzing around his home examining everything from 14th century arming swords to 18th century smallswords. This may be single and quite broad or multiple and narrow.

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See our Membership Plans for details. With much sadness Christopher Poor Pres. A flat cutting blade which steadily tapers to an acute point reinforced by a clearly defined ridge, making it equally effective for thrusting. He created a classification system of the medieval swordthe Oakeshott typologya systematic organization of medieval oakehott.

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European Weapons and Armour: As he served, Ewart explained how he had acquired the dagger in the s, eeart a few shillings, and that he considered it perfect for serving quiches and gateaux.

Surrounded by friends and colleagues we celebrated his life and work and of course the publication of his Records of the medieval sword. Type XIII swords feature as a defining characteristic a long, wide blade with parallel edges, ending in a rounded or spatulate tip.

Earlier this year I met with Ewart at the Park Lane arms fair. Among enthusiasts of oakeshotg sword, a firm familiarity with Oakeshott’s major works is considered a prerequisite even to begin conversations on European swords.

Only 3 left in stock – order soon. The public were oakesuott to heft these weapons and quite obviously thoroughly enjoyed the experience, even though we did not slice up any cheesecake.

I turned and had not noticed the door had opened. Among his youth books produced in the s were ” A Knight and His Weapons “, a work which focuses closely on the details and facts of the equipment, includes some very well written and valuable material and complements, and ” A Knight and His Oakesjott “, a very well written and entertaining description of four major but lesser known medieval battles from – It is in this book that Oakeshott first laid down his typology of the medieval sword that has become an oakeshktt modern reference.


His uncle Jeffrey Farnol wrote romance novels and swashbucklers and also had a collection of antique swords and through these the young Oakeshott became interested in swords. Another depiction of the type appears in the Apocalypse of St.

As a more specific work, The Sword in the Age of Chivalry provides greater detail for and elaboration on the knightly ewwrt and Oakeshott’s typology of it.

He encouraged me in my work from the start and I first met Ewart in earlyat the second Park Lane arms fair, London. The most profound statement that made an impact on me was his comment that as a collector, he felt we are all only “temporary caretakers” of all these antique swords, “that they were here long before us and would still be here long after us”.

In some ways we were so different, but there was a bond, which connected us, a love of swords. Please keep in mind that this typology is a modern construct and would have been quite foreign to blademakers and cutlers of the period.

The sweet, or rather the serving of it, will always be memorable: Among the many reasons for his Typology, Oakeshott found date classification unreliable at the time his research was conducted. But that very revival owes much of its very energy to his labors.