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A Brief Introduction to the World's Largest Free Online Sword Museum.

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11 11 Alae Swords Byzantine Kataphract's Spathion
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Sword Museum

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No New Posts Swords of Antiquity & the Migration Era - 1 Viewing

Swords from Prehistory through to the Classical Period and First Centuries of the Age of Migration.

60 60 Franconian Spatha - Proto Viking Sword
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No New Posts Viking Swords

Swords of Viking form.

21 21 Viking Sword w/Cast Hemispherical Pommel
Apr 20, 2014 15:02:21 GMT 10
No New Posts European Swords - 1 Viewing

European Swords that do not conform to the Oakeshott Typology including the Falchion, Complex Hilts and more.

54 54 Scottish Royal Company of Archers Short Sword
Apr 21, 2014 22:23:52 GMT 10
No New Posts Sabers / Sabres of the Western World - 1 Viewing

Generally single edged, slender swords.

24 24 Langes Messer w/Complex Hilt
Apr 18, 2014 21:46:16 GMT 10
No New Posts Swords of the Far East - 1 Viewing

Swords from the Asian sphere of influence.

26 26 Shin-Shinto Presentation Tachi Attributed to Korekazu
Mar 19, 2014 17:25:48 GMT 10
No New Posts Swords of Africa

Swords from Sub-Saharan Africa.

13 13 Sword of the Chief of the Mondjembo
Mar 25, 2014 20:33:32 GMT 10
No New Posts Indian Swords

Swords by the non-Islamic inhabitants of the Indian Subcontinent.

13 13 Remarkable Forked Indian Sword w/ Tulwar Style Grip
Dec 23, 2013 2:38:46 GMT 10
No New Posts Swords from the Great Steppe Region

Swords from Cultures inhabiting the Great Steppe not covered by previous categories.

13 13 Avar Sword / Saber / Sabre
Mar 26, 2014 16:42:54 GMT 10
No New Posts Islamic Swords - 1 Viewing

Swords from the Islamic Sphere of Influence.

49 49 North African Saif / Saber / Saber / Scimitar / Shamshir
Apr 14, 2014 16:15:27 GMT 10
No New Posts Byzantine Swords

The thousand year period spanning the conversion of Rome to a Christian Empire by Constantine through to the fall of Trebizond in 1461 A.D.

5 5 Byzantine Short Sword / Large Knife of Kopis Form
Nov 7, 2013 18:30:58 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type X - Xa Swords - 2 Viewing

Single hander European swords with broad fullers (grooves, fluting) that run almost the full length of the sword.

19 19 Oakeshott Type Xa as Defined by Ewart Oakeshott
Mar 20, 2014 15:23:21 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XI - XIa Swords - 2 Viewing

Single hander European swords with thin fullers that run almost the full length of the sword.

14 14 Oakeshott Type XI Sword Variant
Apr 7, 2014 14:13:45 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XII - XIIa Swords

Type XII refers to single handers with three quarter length fullers. XIIa to hand and half to two handed swords with three quarter length fullers.

39 39 Sword of Stephen the Great / Stephen III of Moldavia
Apr 21, 2014 23:42:16 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XIII - XIIIb Swords

XIII are single handers with fullers that run half their length. XIIIa are two hander swords also with half length fullers, XIIIb has a shorter grip than both.

16 16 Cypriot Oakeshott Type XIIIa
Apr 18, 2014 18:34:59 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XIV Swords

Stout and broad single hander swords with fullers that run approximately half their length. They generally feature finely pointed tips without an angled step in the blade profile.

6 6 Oakeshott Type XIV of Italian Provenance
Apr 13, 2014 22:45:02 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XV - XVa Swords - 2 Viewing

Finely pointed swords with diamond section blades or hollow ground with stiff mid ribs. Type XV is a single hander and Type XVa is hand and a half or two hander. Sometimes XVa has a small fuller.

37 37 Oakeshott Type XVa Medieval Sword w/Replaced Grip
Apr 18, 2014 18:44:12 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Sword Type XVI - XVIa - 3 Viewing

Fullers running about half the length of the sword terminating into a blade profile that is diamond section. Type XVI is single hander and XVIa hand and a half or two hander.

11 11 Oakeshott Type XVI - XVIa as Defined By Ewart Oakeshott
Mar 20, 2014 15:44:13 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XVII Swords

Generally narrow profile with a hexagonal cross section. Frequently these swords are very long. Almost always hand and a half grip length.

11 11 Oakeshott Type XVII Sword w/ T Pommel & I Crossguard
Mar 31, 2014 20:00:03 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XVIII - XVIIIc Swords - 1 Viewing

Type XVIII describes a single hander type with a diamond cross section but unlike Type XV's these swords have a stepped profile near the tip like an obelisk. XVIIIa with a short fuller. XVIIIb with a two hander grip. XVIIIc hand and a half. Please note that Ewart Oakeshott does not provide historical examples of the of XVIIIb nor XVIIIc in his 'Records of the Medieval Sword'.

16 16 Oakeshott Type XVIIIc Medieval Sword w/ Scent Stopper Pommel
Apr 7, 2014 20:33:03 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XIX Swords

Half length fullers often with two very short fullers either side. Usually with a ricasso (unsharpened portion near guard). Generally possessed of relatively parallel edges.

5 5 Oakeshott Type XIX as Defined By Ewart Oakeshott
Mar 20, 2014 15:59:12 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XX - XXa Swords

XX have two fullers running one third of the length of the blade; or swords that bear two fullers to a third after which they yield to a final fuller that runs until about half way. XXa is the same but is a finely pointed sword with strongly tapered edges.

4 4 Oakeshott Type XX - XXa as Defined By Ewart Oakeshott
Mar 20, 2014 16:00:35 GMT 10
No New Posts Oakeshott Type XXI - XXII Swords

These two types placed together by Oakeshott. Type XXI is the 'Cinquedea' i.e. five finger wide blade during and around the Renaissance. XXII are similar and equally as varied as Type XXI but tend to be larger, frequently hand and half swords with true pommels unlike the Cinquedea type which uses hilts based on techniques of contemporary knife cutlering.

4 4 Oakeshott Type XXI - XXII as Defined By Ewart Oakeshott
Mar 20, 2014 16:02:34 GMT 10
No New Posts Daggers & Knives - 2 Viewing

Daggers and knives from all cultures can be found here.

50 50 Rondel / Roundel Dagger
Apr 18, 2014 18:38:43 GMT 10

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1 1 Now With More than 500 Historic Swords!
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No New Posts Byzantine Swords in Art & From the Archaeological Record - 1 Viewing

The largest collection in the World (both online or in books) of images of Byzantine Swords as depicted in contemporary Art and from the Archaeological Records.

1 48 Byzantine Swords
Feb 2, 2014 21:32:34 GMT 10
No New Posts Ewart Oakeshott's Sword Typologies - 1 Viewing

Detailed extracts with illustrations and photos of each of Ewart Oakeshott's Medieval Sword Typologies in their final form as relayed in his 'Records of the Medieval Sword'.

18 18 Ewart Oakeshott's Medieval Sword Typology Chart
Dec 19, 2013 22:24:51 GMT 10
No New Posts Feature Articles - 5 Viewing

Articles of note.

36 37 The Rectangular and Oval Shields of Dura Europos
Mar 28, 2014 16:53:31 GMT 10
No New Posts Scholarly Articles

A selection of outstanding Spathology papers (and papers from related fields of study) by world recognised and tertiary educated scholars.

17 17 Why Slavic Arrows Had Twisted Sockets by Michał Stąpór
Apr 5, 2014 0:43:14 GMT 10
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Discussions of all of the above and more with regards to all of the world's cultures - a free and open section for Members (Membership is free click 'register' at top left of site).

104 301 World Class Hunting & Sporting Knives Company
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