July 2017 archive

The hand-and-a-half sword – Oakeshott Type XVII

One of my long-term favourites as a swordsmith is the Oakeshott Type XVII. This is an elegant type of hand-and-a-half sword. It is as handy with one hand or two, with a long blade for good reach. Even in blunt form with a wide tip for reenactment combat, it is possible to make it light …

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