One-handed sword of the 14th century (Oakeshott type XIV), SK-B - battle ready
Replica of a remarkably well-preserved 14th century original, classified as Type XIV according to Oakeshott typology, on display at the Metropolitan Museum ('Met'), Gallery 373, in New York.
The blade was made of spring steel (EN45), hardened and tempered to about 48-50 HRC. The guard and pommel were made of steel. The handle is made of wood and was wrapped with a leather strap.
The pommel is decorated with the Latin inscription "Sunt hic etiam sua praecuna laudi", a quotation from Virgil's Aeneid (Book 1, line 461), which can be roughly translated as "Here, too, is glory not without reward" or "Here, too, is reward to merit".
Details One-Handed Sword:
- Show combat quality class: SK-B
- Blade material: spring steel, heat treated
- Rockwell hardness of the blade: approx. 48-50 HRC
- Handle material: wood with leather wrapping, pommel and guard made of steel
- Total length: approx. 87 cm
- blade length: ca. 68,5 cm
- Handle length: approx. 18.5 cm (handle section approx. 12.5 cm)
- blade width at the guard: ca. 6,6 cm
- blade thickness: ca. 2 mm
- Center of gravity: approx. 8.5 cm in front of the guard
- Weight: approx. 1,35 kg (approx. 1,9 kg with scabbard)
- Leathered wooden scabbard with strap
Show Fighting Class B (SK-B)
The swords of this show combat class are also made of high quality steels, but they are not as hard as those of show combat class A and in combat with a harder blade, nicks can occur more easily. They are fairly well balanced, but can weigh a few grams more. They are the ideal blades for both the more demanding beginner and the advanced swordsman.
- Hardness of the blade: at least 48 HRC
- Blade material goes through to the tang and is riveted or screwed to the pommel
- Blunt, sometimes additionally rounded edge and rounded tip
- Light and handy with well balanced center of gravity
- No warranty
General warranty notice for swords
Our display weapons are subject to the legal warranty of two years like all other goods. However, it should be noted that the burden of proof of defects (eg material defects), which were already present at the time of purchase and have not been claimed within 6 months, lies with the customer. Complaints after 6 months are therefore often difficult and unfortunate for both sides. A show sword is by its very nature a wear and tear item. Even the best and most expensive show sword will become chipped after heavy use, the guard can become wobbly and the handle loose. This is normal, because strong forces act on the material. There may even be the unlikely case of these blades breaking when they are already weakened by quite a few and deep nicks. These are therefore usually not justified reasons for complaint but normal wear and tear. A used show sword shows signs of use after use.