Disc knob - knight’s sword 13th century Oakeshott XV
Knightly disc knob sword
Dating: approx. 1200 - 1300 AD
Oakeshott Type XV with disc knob
Total length: approx. 955 mm
Blade width: maximum 62 mm
Guard: approx. 199 mm
Blade: double-sided chamfer
Condition: very good substance, restored, preserved, partially dark remains at the sheath stuck at the blade
This sword stems from a Swiss collection 1963
The Oakeshott classification of the Medieval sword is based on the morphology of the blade (while most earlier classifications are based on the morphology of the vessel). 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).
- Early medieval
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1200 -1300
- Good Condition, See Photo