Windlass Higgens Museum Sword
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This sword, purchased by the Higgins Armoury in 1936, is an example of an Oakeshott Type XIV, a striking type of the period 1250-1350 of which surviving examples are uncommon. Windlass' reproduction is authorized and approved by the Higgins Armoury Museum.
This sword, purchased by the Higgins Armoury in 1936, is an example of an Oakeshott Type XIV, a striking type of the period 1250-1350 of which surviving examples are uncommon. With its broad base and dramatically tapered blade, it is a handy weapon capable of delivering powerful cuts while allowing for the accurate thrusts required of an expert Medieval swordsman. The original is in excavated condition, revealing its extremely wide tang that continues through the pommel. The cross guard is particularly distinctive with its light cross-section, sweeping curve, blade cusps and finial knobs which can be seen in contemporary art, but rarely in surviving swords of the period. The Higgins Armoury tells us that: it is a great delight to see this fine sword reconstructed in its original form. An important type of sword to add to your collection. Includes scabbard. Fully authorised and approved by Higgins Armoury Museum.
|Overall Length||916mm||36 1/16"|
|Blade Length||763mm||30 1/16"|
|Weight||1.4 Kg||3 lbs 1 oz|
|Point of Balance|
|Width at Guard||78mm||3 1/16"|
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|Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.|