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Great Ouse River Sword

ID#: 501158

Reg: $245.00
Sale: $199.00 

Great Ouse River Sword


Great Ouse River SwordGreat Ouse River Sword
  • Unsharpened - Reg: $245.00
    Sale: $199.00 
  • Sharpened - Reg: $263.00
    Sale: $217.00 
  • Unsharpened w/ Initials - Reg: $250.00
    Sale: $204.00 
  • Sharpened w/ Initials - Reg: $268.00
    Sale: $222.00 
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    Reg $245, Limited Special Only $199!
    Circa 1370-1400

    This superb sword is copied from an Oakeshott Type XVII found in the great Ouse River at Ely in Cambridgeshire, England and is housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum. It's a leading example of the Sempach family of swords, named for two very similar swords found in graves at the site of the Battle of Sempach fought near Zurich in 1386. This is a long thrusting sword and like the original, surprisingly light, beautifully balanced and "ready" in the hand. The pommel and guard are steel. The two-hand grip is wood covered in cord and leather, while the blade is well tempered 1095 high carbon steel. Comes with scabbard. This sword can be seen in E. Oakeshott's book Records of the Medieval Sword. An important sword type for your collection or a great sword to start one with. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
    • Overall: 46-1/4"
    • Blade: 36" x 1-7/8" x 3/16"
    • Wt: 2 lbs/12oz
    Can be personalized with 3 Initials (select below left).

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    not one of my favorites,a lot of care must be given to this blade, since it rusts easily.not a bad balance.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    9/23/2014 12:00:00 AM