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Oakeshott Type XVIIIa Sword Probably Central European

Before being acquired by William H. Riggs, this sword was in the collection of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783–1848), founder of the modern study of arms and armor. Meyrick purchased the sword from a London dealer in 1818. It was included in a watercolor by the French painter Eugène Delacroix (1797–1863), which he made during a visit to Meyrick’s collection in 1825. The sword was catalogued as possibly English in the early nineteenth century, but its place of origin remains uncertain.

Date: 15th century 

Culture: European 

Steel, Leather, Wood 

Dimensions: L. 48 3/8 in. (122.9 cm); L. of blade, 36 7/8 in. (93.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 9 oz. (1618 g)

For more information on Oakeshott Type XVIIIa Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval

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In order from top to bottom: 

1. Thrusting Sword, German ca. 1550, pommel and quillon with burled decor. 

2. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1520, with blade inscription and crucifix. 

3. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1530, flower-bud shaped pommel and quillon ends, the blade with smith’s markings of JOHANNES HOPPE, Solingen. 

4. Battle Sword, German ca. 1600, the blade with imperial orb marks. 

5. Hand and a Half Sword, German ca. 1580, the blade with smith’s marks 

Source: Image and description Copyright Fricker Historical Weapons 

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You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it, too. —Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird (via jen-erator)

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Sword Handle Umbrellas

You never before felt so badass while hiding from the rain.


Then when you go inside, you can sword fight with your co-workers.

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