Vince Evans "Seeker" Sword
Original: Circa 1100-1150, The British Museum, London
is based on a sword found in the River Witham near Lincoln. Oakeshott
cataloged this sword as X.15 in Records of the Medieval Sword
, being a Type X
with a unique double fuller extending nearly to the point. It has a Type I pommel and Style 2 cross in steel. The grip is of burl walnut with silver ferrules. Together with the double-fullered blade, Seeker
makes a strong impression.
As this Vince Evans creation is very special, I decided to name it based on anthropomorphic characteristics in the same vein as Viking sword-naming. As I am the third "caretaker" for this sword, I chose Seeker
, as the sword has been traveling"hunting" for its home if you will. It certainly has found a home with me, and yet I know I am only one stop on its journey.
The scabbard, also by Vince Evans, is of Moroccan leather over a wooden core with burnished steel chape and throat. It features four "fullers" its length.
See our hands-on review
for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 37"
Weight: 3 pounds
Width of guard: 6.5"
Blade: 31" long; 1.9" wide tapering to 1.2"
Grip and pommel: 5.625"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~19.5" from guard
Maker: Vince Evans
Inspired by an original located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.