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Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom




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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject: Type XVIII?         Reply with quote

I find 2 newly take'n photos of swords in my town's city museum online archive,
and i just want to know what type they are in, anyone who knows?
Spotlight: Oakeshott Type XVIII Swords

Sword 1 link



Sword 2 link


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Wolfgang Armbruster





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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wasn't this sword discussed before here IIRC?

On the first sword:
It's hard to tell from these pictures what kind of sword that is. The blade is so heavily corroded that it's very difficult to say anything about this sword.
Looks like a 15/16th century longsword to me (mostly due to the pommel). Since I can't spot any fullers, it could very well be a type XVIII as you've pointed out. Doesn't look like a hollow-ground sword to me, more like flattened diamond cross-section. I think the taper is not drastic enough to be a XVa.
Is that a pretzel-crossguard that has partly rusted away ?
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Joachim Nilsson





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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

They almost look like borderline XVIIIe's to me.
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Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom




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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan, 2006 12:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

They look's like a mix of C/E, blade style from C and hilt style from E Cool
Sword 1 have B/W 5,4cm and B/L 97cm O/L 129cm
sword 2 have B/W 6,2cm and O/L 135cm

are there more letter's in XVIII typologi ? Happy

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Joachim Nilsson





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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom wrote:
They look's like a mix of C/E, blade style from C and hilt style from E Cool
Sword 1 have B/W 5,4cm and B/L 97cm O/L 129cm
sword 2 have B/W 6,2cm and O/L 135cm




It's hard to tell due to the corroded state of the blades. Heck, maybe we should send PJ to document them. Happy

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are there more letter's in XVIII typologi ? Happy


Hehe, no. I think it ends there. Happy
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Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom




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PostPosted: Sun 28 Sep, 2008 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: Type XVIII?         Reply with quote

Patrik Erik Lars Lindblom wrote:
I find 2 newly take'n photos of swords in my town's city museum online archive,
and i just want to know what type they are in, anyone who knows?
Spotlight: Oakeshott Type XVIII Swords

Sword 1 link



Sword 2 link


Happy Edit links to these swords.

Sad RIP Joachim Nilsson

Wolfgang Armbruster wrote:
Is that a pretzel-crossguard that has partly rusted away ?

Big Grin "Some late answer".
No, it dont look so what i can see, they are both 15th century swords,
Found in Dragmark, Marieskogs abbey ruin nearby Uddevalla who was Norwegian those days.

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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Sun 28 Sep, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, I that first blade is very interesting. Its great to able to see some of the binding impressions on the handle core.

Also, do you think the quillons on the guard have always been twisted or was that done later? It looks like they have holes through them so something could be attached maybe?

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