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Knightly sword France 1450   Lean piercing blade with double-sided, strong midrib. Ridged guard, the ends of the blade inclined towards. Good added grip with leather cover over cord wrapping. Laterally doubly ridged disc pommel with both sides deepened hub. Length 89.5 cm. [Presumably this measurement refers to the blade]  Shapely, knightly sword, which is stylistically in close affinity to the Fund known group of Castillon.

Editor& Note: This is a beautiful cruciform sword, superbly preserved. This sword is also one of many that highlights the sometimes problematic nature of Oakeshott& medieval sword typology;

Sword of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor. 15th century.

Sword of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor.

Italian arming sword, dated 1419, from the Mamluk armoury of Alexandria, tapering 35 ½ in. (90.2 cm.) double-edged blade struck on one side with a 'W' and engraved with a two-line inscription in slender Arabic script, the other side of the blade struck with a small cross, straight iron guard with downturned tips, wood grip-scales, and wheel pommel, almost certainly acquired by Bashford Dean 1919-20 from the Saint Irene Arsenal in Constantinople (Istanbul).

Italian arming sword, dated from the Mamluk armoury of Alexandria…

A late Medieval Knightly sword from the end of the Hundred Years' War, circa 1450. In excavated condition, with short blade sharply tapering from a broad base, of flattened diamond section and struck with a mark on both sides at the forte, faceted crosspiece tapering from a broad centre and the tips abruptly downturned, large wheel pommel with recessed centre, facetted tang button, and later grip . L. overall: 88 cm - L. blade: 71 cm - W.: 17 cm.

A late Medieval Knightly sword from the end of the Hundred Years' War, circa…

European arming sword, ca. 1400. The Latin quotation inscribed on the pommel reads (in translation): "Here, too, virtue has its due reward" (Virgil, Aeneid, Book 1, line 461)."

A sword made of steel, silver, copper and leather from Western Europe and dating to around 1400