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German Sword - High Middle Ages Oakeshott XIa 12th/13th century

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German Sword -  High Middle Ages Oakeshott  XIa 12th/13th century

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12th/13th century

Country of manufacture: Germany
Weapon Type: Sword (More lots)
Condition: Mint
Period: Before 16th

Knightly sword - German, rare version (see also: historic weapons of Fricker No. 1008)
Dating: circa 1175–1250 AD
Oakeshott Type XIa
Total length: approx. 892 mm
Cross-guard with square cross-section, length: approx. 173 mm
Knob: Trapeze knob (type L)
Material: Iron
Blade with double-sided chamfer
Condition: very good substance, restored + preserved

This sword comes from a Swiss collection 1963


The Oakeshott classification of the Medieval sword is based on the morphology of the blade (while most earlier classifications are based on the morphology of the hilt). It divides swords into 13 main types - numbered between X and XXII. Ewart Oakeshott introduced this division in his book The Sword in The Age of Chivalry 1964 (revised edition 1981).
The system is a continuation of Jan Petersen's classification of the Viking sword, (De Norske Vikingsverd, 1919, revised and numbered from I to IX in 1927 by R. E. M. Wheeler).

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United States $177.89
Austria $106.73
Belgium $106.73
Canada $177.89
Denmark $106.73
France $106.73
Germany $71.15
Ireland $106.73
Italy $106.73
Luxembourg $106.73
Netherlands $106.73
Norway $106.73
Poland $106.73
Portugal $106.73
Spain $106.73
Sweden $106.73
Switzerland $177.89
United Kingdom $106.73
Rest of Europe $106.73
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