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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb, 2018 2:46 am    Post subject: 'An Exceptional 15th Century Sword' by Josh Davis / A&A         Reply with quote

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I have for sale a spectacular Gothic longsword, made by Josh Davis during his time at Arms & Armor.

The description by A&A was:

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An Exceptional 15th Century Sword

Gothic Longsword
By Josh Davis


A 15th century sword in the Germanic style based, loosely off many examples seen
in paintings and sculpture. The blade is an Oakeshott type XVIIIa of stiff form, with a
hand forged cross guard and wheel pommel in steel. Both are modeled after existing
examples of the period. The grip is an experiment in the half wood half steel
combination that appears in the later half of the 1400's. The lower grip is a
hardwood core covered in tooled leather dyed a deep red color. The upper portion is
the hand-forged tang of the sword shaped to form the grip.

The very narrow upper grip, allows the backhand to float in place with little
hindrance to the action of the sword as the tradition of Liechtenauer's verses on
longsword combat advocates. This exaggerated form of the grip is one of several
adjustments to the longswords of this period to enhance their use in the fight.

The guard is of an S shape form of octagonal section with decorative file work on the
ends of the terminals. The pommel is a type J1 wheel with recessed central boss. In
period this area was often enameled or painted with a coat of arms or symbol
meaningful to the owner of the blade.

This is an excellent example of a high status longsword of the later half of the 15th
Century, influenced in form by the combat techniques of the time. This light and
deadly sword is truly a wonder to handle.

Overall length: 49.25"; Blade Length: 36"; Blade Width: 1.75";
Quillon Width: 8.75"; Grip Length: 10.5"; Balance Point: 2.5"; Weight: 3.6 lbs 1620 gr


This sword is new: I purchased this sword when it first became available, but it has resided at A&A since, awaiting a scabbard. In the intervening time, I've moved country and had a couple of children, so my priorities have changed a little! The sword will ship directly from A&A - but if you would like to take my place in the queue for a custom scabbard, you're welcome to that too (that is now pretty much at the front of the line for A&A; if you're wanting a scabbard by Josh himself, then you'd need to contact him directly to check on his current times).

I'm willing to part with it for the price I paid: US$1400, plus shipping from A&A at cost.

The sword was discussed in this thread: http://myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=30253

Unfortunately, it looks like A&A's photos have not transferred across with the change in their web URL, and I've exceeded my upload limit here! Eek!

I'm happy to email photos to *serious* potential buyers. I also have Josh's build photos, as well as a PDF of the original Muster Page listing from A&A's site; I'll happily provide all of this to the new lucky owner, so they have as full documentation as possible for their collection records.

Payment is via PayPal; the first definite buyer by PM gets it.

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Here are some pics:

https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/attachment/download/45388

https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/attachment/download/45389

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Photo limit sorted - thanks Nathan! - so here are some photos directly:



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PostPosted: Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Full length:



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