Del Tin "Moonbrand"
Original: Circa 1280-1330
Del Tin introduced this sword of Oakeshott Type XIV
in the first Museum Replicas Limited catalog as simply "Medieval Sword". It replicates in appearance the Type XIV owned by Oakeshott himself which he dubbed "Moonbrand". These swords were highly represented in Medieval effigies and paintings. The blade shape and style represents early attempts to retain dramatic cutting ability using a wide blade, while allowing effective thrusts, through the rather extreme profile taper of the blade shape.
True to the Oakeshott type, this replica features a flat blade with four narrow fullers in the top half of the blade, a Type H "wheel" pommel with raised center disc, and a long, slender curved cross. This reproduction features mild steel pommel and guard, with a CK55 Krupp steel blade. Grip is wood, bound with cord and covered with leather.
Overall length: 38.125"
Weight: 3.6 pounds
Width of guard: 8.625"
Blade: 31.125" long; 3" wide tapering to 1"
Hilt length: 7"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~20" from guard
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche