One Handed Sword- Oakeshott XIV- Steel Pommel, Practical Blunt SK-B
Late Medieval One-Handed Sword Oakeshott Typ XIV with Steel Pommel,
incl. Scabbard, Battle-Ready (Practical Blunt), SK-B
This single-handed sword is a reproduction of an original, remarkably well-preserved 14th c. one-hander which was classified as a Type XIV according to Oakeshott's typology and is on display at the Metropolitan Museum ('Met'), Gallery 373, New York.
This replica features a full tang blade forged out of spring steel, hardened and tempered to a Rockwell hardness of approx. 48-50 HRC. The steel cross guard has bent ends and the leather-wrapped wooden grip is capped with a strong disc-shaped copper pommel (or wheel pommel) bearing the Latin inscription Sunt hic etiam sua praecuna laudi, a quotation from Vergil's Aeneid (book 1, line 461) which translates to Here too, virtue has its due reward. The scabbard with wooden core is covered in leather and comes complete with a carrying belt wound around it.
The blade's blunt, 2 mm thick edges and rounded tip make this late medieval arming sword ideal for combat reenactment, stage fighting or sparring.
Battle-ready Sword Category : SK-B
Blade material: spring steel, tempered
Rockwell hardness: approx. 48-50 HRC
Handle material: leather-wrapped wood, steel pommel, steel guard
Overall length: approx. 87 cm
Blade length: approx. 68.5 cm
Handle length: approx. 18.5 cm (grip approx. 12.5 cm)
Blade width at guard: approx. 6.6 cm
Blade thickness: approx. 2 mm
Point of balance: approx. 8.5 cm from the guard
Weight: approx. 1.35 kg (approx. 1.9 kg with sheath)
Leather-covered scabbard with belt
- The Swedish company SPQR offers a wide range of historical replicas. SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus (Engl. The Senate an People of Rome) and is a fitting name for a company specialised in the reproduction of artefacts reaching from the Roman era to the Renaissance period. SPQR has committed itself to making high-quality re-enactment and battle-ready products available at affordable prices. The entire product line is made to historical specifications. Each piece is modelled on illustrations and photographs from historical books and museums, and SPQR works in close cooperation with a number of Viking and Medieval re-enactment groups in Scandinavia, Germany and the UK to jointly develop the most authentic products possible.
Our swords referred to as battle-ready or practical are designed to suit the needs of historical re-enactment / stage fighting and to practice swordplay. The extremely brutal impact of cutting edge against cutting edge (or any other hard object) cannot be considered an appropriate use of these swords and may eventually lead to the breaking of the blade. The warranty we offer in such a case only covers material defects (e.g. hairline cracks in the blade or processing faults). It does not apply to damages resulting from a destructive or inappropriate handling of these swords. Please also bear in mind that a practical sword is basically and essentially an item subject to wear and tear.
Shipping Weight: 2.50 kg