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Eric McHugh
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Oakeshott Type XVI Finished         Reply with quote

This sword is available. If you are interested, I can also make a historically accurate scabbard to go with it for an addition price.

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Wow that's clean!
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Thatís absolutely gorgeous!!! Itís just a tad too late for my tastes but it sure is pretty. It kinda makes me want a bronze pommel like that.... More great work Eric!
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Thanks fellas! That means a lot. I like how this sword feels. It is lively, yet substantial. You can definitely see this type as a sort of transitional type for the 15th century swords.
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Eric, that is great work on this one. I like this style and this type of sword as a maker and I can find many important features of original swords here very well recreated.
These simple, battle swords are not so easy to recreate as many people think, I know about that and I like what you did, with deep sense of historical details. Glad to see it and thanks for sharing Happy

p.s. Can you put here some photos of original sword, to compare and talk more?

p.s.2 what about scabbard? Happy

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I have owned a couple of nice XVIs, and they seemed like the perfect combination of thrusting and cutting ability. So I wonder why they are under-represented both historically (or were they?) and in the high-end replica market.

Maybe one thing that turns people off (today) is that a lot of lower end swords that should be XII etc. are incorrectly made with the XVI ridge. So when a real XVI comes out, people think its wrong? I don't know, I'm just speculating.

This is a true XVI. It looks great, and I bet it performs even better.
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Maciej K. wrote:
Eric, that is great work on this one. I like this style and this type of sword as a maker and I can find many important features of original swords here very well recreated.
These simple, battle swords are not so easy to recreate as many people think, I know about that and I like what you did, with deep sense of historical details. Glad to see it and thanks for sharing Happy

Thanks for the kind words. I agree, it is easy to miss the subtle geometry of these blades. It is a little like type XVís. Many people believe they are just straight lines from hilt to tip, but most of the best example have a subtle but elegant arc to the tip.

p.s. Can you put here some photos of original sword, to compare and talk more?

That is the only picture I could find. I even went to the museum website. If anyone has other pics, Iíd love to see them too.

p.s.2 what about scabbard? Happy

No scabbard this time. I am really short on time these days, but I did indicate that I could make one if the new owner is interested.

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Eric, thank you for your answers. What exactly museum it was in France?
Maybe I have some data in my archives. This sword looks familar to me.

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Maciej K. wrote:
Eric, thank you for your answers. What exactly museum it was in France?
Maybe I have some data in my archives. This sword looks familar to me.


I believe the Grand Palais, but I am not confident in that answer. If you find more pictures, please send them to me also.

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This is literally my dream sword! Absolutely stunning!
..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Mar, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joel Chesser wrote:
This is literally my dream sword! Absolutely stunning!


Well, it can be yours! It is still available.

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Mar, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Finished Oakeshott Sword         Reply with quote

This is the third time I have admired this sword and I kept thinking it reminded me of a famous historical sword, but it wouldn't come to me. Upon the third view, it hit me the design is very similar, though not identical, to the Polish Coronation Sword in Wawel Castle, the so-called Szczerbiec of King Boleslaus the Brave (Chrobry). Nearly identical except without all the engraving embellishments, niello, and royal shield. Very impressive, the proportions are simply superb.
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Mar, 2019 6:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No longer available. Thanks for all the nice comments.
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