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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Thu 10 Sep, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: confirmation Type XIII         Reply with quote

Hello,
Swords Oakeshott Type XIII have a fuller about half blade.
I read somewhere, that can be at most 5 / 8 of the blade.
Now I can not remember what book or forum.
A confirmation with a bibliographic source would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Sep, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is incorrect. There are no hard-fast rules for Oakeshott's typology. There are only averages, norms, typical cases, etc. And even then, the typology is designed with the intention only of being a means by which to have a conversation. One could theoretically say, "this sword is an Oakeshott Type XV with a small central fuller" and that's a perfectly valid conversation to have despite the fact that a fullered doesn't fit the definition of a Type XV blade.

The typology is an attempt to group swords into categories for discussion. It isn't a system in which swords were made to fit. You may be misunderstanding the intention of the typology system.

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Maurizio D'Angelo




Location: Italy
Joined: 09 Feb 2009
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Reading list: 3 books

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Sep, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
This is incorrect. .


We can say only that a sword type XIII, on average in the mid fuller blade or a little longer.
Now, I don't need to remember where I read the 5 / 8 of the blade.
Thanks, Nathan. Happy
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Maurizio
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