Knightly disc knob sword
Disc knob - knight’s sword - 15th century Europe Oakeshott XV
Knightly disc knob sword from Europe (England or France).
Dating: approx. 1400-1500 AD.
Oakeshott type XV with disc knob (type J1).
Total length: approx. 908 mm
Blade width: max. 61 mm
Crossguard: approx. 213 mm
Blade: Double-sided middle ridge, cross-shaped brass/copper smith’s mark.
Condition: Good substance, restored - electrolytically cleaned, conserved and stable condition.
This sword comes from a Swiss collection 1963.
The Oakeshott classification of medieval swords 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 from X to 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 1927 by R. E. M. Wheeler).
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