Medieval knight sword type Oakeshott Xa from iron with cross - 910 mm

Medieval knight sword type Oakeshott Xa from iron with cross - 910 mm
1050-1120 AD - Germany

Medieval sword with cross in the knob
Dating: approx. 1050 - 1120 AD
Oakeshott Type Xa
Total length: approx. 910 mm
Blade width: 55 mm
Guard: approx. 210 mm twisted
Knob: Diameter 6 cm
Weight: 1600 grams
Material: Iron dark patina
Blade: double-sided chamfer
Condition: River find, very good substance, restored + preserved

This sword stems from an old Swiss collection, acquired in the USA

The Oakeshott classification of the Medieval sword is based on the morphology of the blade (while most early classifications are based on the morphology of the vessel). 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 Petersens 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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