Medieval knight sword type oakeshott Xa made of iron - 860 mm

Medieval knight sword type oakeshott Xa made of iron - 860 mm
1050-1120 AD - Germany

knightly sword
Dating: approx. 1050 -1120 AD
Oaekshott Type Xa
Total length approx. 860 mm
guard: approx. 19 cm
Material: iron
Blade: two-sided channel
Condition: very good substance, restored + conserved

This sword stems from a South German collection 1977

The Oakeshott classification of the medieval sword is based on the morphology of the blade (most of the 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 (updated version 1981).
The system is a continuation of Jan Petersons classification of the Viking sword (De Norske Vikingsverd 1919, updated and numbered from I to IX 1927 by R.E.M. Wheeler)

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