14th Century Medieval Sword (#1354)

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14th Century Medieval Sword
Type XVI

This classic 14th Century Medieval Sword has been reinterpreted many times in the modern world. This design is based on a knightly Medieval sword of type XVI classification, with some unique features.

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core
Guard and pommel: mild steel
Total length: 34.5 ”
Blade length: 27.5″
Blade width at base: 2.8″
Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz.

$425.00$545.00 USD

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Type XVI

This classic 14th Century Medieval Sword has been reinterpreted many times in the modern world. This design is based on a knightly Medieval sword of type XVI classification, with some unique features. This type was developed as a response to the plate-reinforced mail armour of the early 14th century. With a strong tapering blade, broad upper half and acute point, not only did this Medieval Sword deliver devastating cuts, but the sharp tip made this the quintessential thrusting weapon.

This Type XVI Medieval battle ready sword can be hard to distinguish from type XIV, but the lower part is almost exclusively of pronounced diamond cross-section – more so than on the XIV. This provides a stiff thrusting point while retaining good cutting ability. The blades has a distinctive fuller extending a little over half the length of the blade. As a general remark on the Type XVI battle ready sword, Ewart Oakeshott wrote that :

The most striking thing about these blades is that they seem very clearly to be made to serve the dual purpose of cutting and thrusting while the point is acute enough even to penetrate plate armour, there was enough width and edge at the ‘center of percussion’ or ‘optimal striking point’ to enable the blade to strike a very powerful sheating blow**.
– Ewart Oakeshott “The Sword in the Age of Chivalry. P, 61.

In addition to the classic fullered blade and relatively plain curved guard, this 14th Century Medieval sword has an interesting inscription on the pommel. The Latin text reads, “Mai vos ostendo bonitatis, sinceritatis et clementia ad vestri inimicatus et omne vivum entis.” Translated, it says, “May you show honor, integrity and compassion to your enemies and all living things.” A truly chivalrous ideal for a knight to live up to, and a stirring reminder for us in modern times.

** Two instances of sword-thrust penetrating plate amror are recounted by Froissard. Writting on an incident during the pursuit after the battle of Poitiers in 1356, Froissard wrote that “When the Lord of Berkeley had followed for some time, John de Hellenes turned about, put his sword under his arms in the manner of a lance, and thus advanced upon his adversary who, taking his sword by the handle, flourished it, and lifted up his arm to strike the squire as he passed. John de Hellenes, seeing the inteded stroke, avoided it, but did not miss his own. For as they passed each other, by a blow on the arms he made Lord Berkeley’s sword fall to the ground. When the Knight found that he had lost his sword, and that the squire retained his own, he dismounted and made for the place where his sword lay. But before he could get there, the squire gave him a violent thrust, which passed through both of his thighs so that he fell to the ground.”

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core
Guard and pommel: mild steel
Total length: 34.5 ”
Blade length: 27.5″
Blade width at base: 2.8″
Weight: 2 lbs. 7 oz.

Package:

Blunt blade & Scabbard : $425.00, Sharpened blade & Scabbard : $455.00, Blunt blade, Scabbard & Interlaced Sword Belt : $515.00, Sharpened blade, Scabbard & Interlaced Sword Belt : $545.00

1 review for 14th Century Medieval Sword (#1354)


  1. 4 out of 5
    Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve read all of the complaints about DSA and decided to take a gamble with this company. I ordered the sword with an interlaced scabbard and with sharpening service. I had low expectations and what showed up blew me away. The sword came in very sharp with a clean secondary bevel. The scabbard is nicely done. I had to cut some of the leather for it to fit my waist because it was way too long to the point where I don’t think it would have fit on anyone unless your overweight. The sword sits in nicely in the scabbard and holds it tight enough where if you were to hold it upside down the sword wont fall out. Only two minor things I do not like. First is the gap between the guard and the blade. With the mirror polish finish it made the gap appear bigger than it is. And the last is the handle of the sword. The leather material is fine but it’s size of the handle. It’s a bit too long and skinny for my taste. I found myself re-adjusting my hand to get a proper edge alignment after repeated cuts due to how skinny the handle is. Sharpening service is nice. Cuts through waterbottles, twigs and cardboard just fine.

    I’ve read all of the complaints about DSA and decided to take a gamble with this company. I ordered the sword with an interlaced scabbard and with sharpening service. I had low expectations and what showed up blew me away. The sword came in very sharp with a clean secondary bevel. The scabbard is nicely done. I had to cut some of the leather for it to fit my waist because it was way too long to the point where I don’t think it would have fit on anyone unless your overweight. The sword sits in nicely in the scabbard and holds it tight enough where if you were to hold it upside down the sword wont fall out. Only two minor things I do not like. First is the gap between the guard and the blade. With the mirror polish finish it made the gap appear bigger than it is. And the last is the handle of the sword. The leather material is fine but it’s size of the handle. It’s a bit too long and skinny for my taste. I found myself re-adjusting my hand to get a proper edge alignment after repeated cuts due to how skinny the handle is. Sharpening service is nice. Cuts through waterbottles, twigs and cardboard just fine.

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