Del Tin 2153 15th Century Sword
Original: Circa 1400-1450, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The DT2153 is based on XV.9 in Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword
. The primary difference of this reproduction when compared to the original in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
, New York is the hilt furniture. The original hilt is of gilt-bronze with a greenish-black horn grip held in place by long, vertical fillets of gilt-bronze along the sides. This version has a black leather-covered hexagonal grip without fillets. The pommel is of Oakeshott Type K, with a Style 8 curved cross.
The Chrome-Vanadium steel blade is an Oakeshott Type XV
, with an acute profile taper and acute point. It is a flattened diamond section with a flattened fuller that ends abruptly 1/4 of the length of the blade. This sword is primarily for thrusting, developed in response to the use of plate armor on the battlefield.
This sword was named Aislinn
by its former caretaker, being an Irish name meaning "a vision or dream."
This particular sword has been antiqued utilizing the "salt and vinegar" technique described by Sean A. Flynt in the article: The Instant Antique: A Practical Guide
See our hands-on review
for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 37"
Weight: 3 pounds
Width of guard: 8.5"
Blade: 29" long; 2" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 7.5"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~17.25" from guard
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche
Inspired by an original located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.