Photo 19 Apr 39 notes sword-site:

Oakeshott Type XVa
Date: c. 1400-1419Steel [blade]; iron [hilt]; wood replaced; pommel associatedDimensions: Length (overall): 46 1/16 inches (117 cm) Blade: 37 13/16 x 2 3/8 inches (96 x 6 cm) Width (quillons): 10 1/16 inches (25.6 cm) Diameter (of pommel): 2 13/16 inches (7.1 cm) Weight: 2.9 lb. (1315.43g) [Sword has been heavily cleaned after significant corrosion]For more information on Oakeshott Type XVa Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval Sword: www.sword-site.com/thread/166/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-swordRead more: http://sword-site.com/thread/762/oakeshott-type-medieval-sword-replaced?page=1&scrollTo=1208#ixzz2zKoEnjFY
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sword-site:

Oakeshott Type XVa

Date: c. 1400-1419

Steel [blade]; iron [hilt]; wood replaced; pommel associated

Dimensions: Length (overall): 46 1/16 inches (117 cm) Blade: 37 13/16 x 2 3/8 inches (96 x 6 cm) Width (quillons): 10 1/16 inches (25.6 cm) Diameter (of pommel): 2 13/16 inches (7.1 cm) Weight: 2.9 lb. (1315.43g) [Sword has been heavily cleaned after significant corrosion]

For more information on Oakeshott Type XVa Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval Swordwww.sword-site.com/thread/166/oakeshott-type-records-medieval-sword

Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/762/oakeshott-type-medieval-sword-replaced?page=1&scrollTo=1208#ixzz2zKoEnjFY

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Video 18 Apr 64 notes

sword-site:

Silver Decorated Viking Sword Marked +VLFBEHRT*

Editor’s Note: Translated from German by Google.

Lot No 2298

Viking Sword 

Northern Europe, 9 / 10th century. 

Width double-edged sword, both sides with shallow fullers in it on one side of the paper loaded in iron inscription “+ VLFBEHRT *”. Short, slightly curved guard and pommel with a two-part worked fine, ornamental silver inlay. Strong, slightly conical Angel. 

Length 95 cm. 

Provenance. German private collection, 90s.

Read more: http://sword-site.com/thread/733/silver-decorated-viking-marked-vlfbehrt?page=1&scrollTo=1179#ixzz2zDpljmAq

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Photo 18 Apr 10 notes strongoftheblade:

This pretty much sums up HEMA on the internet. Very cool. :D

strongoftheblade:

This pretty much sums up HEMA on the internet. Very cool. :D

Photo 16 Apr 8 notes HEMA Wanderbuch

HEMA Wanderbuch

Photo 16 Apr 21 notes Peter Johnsson posted this image to his FB page:

Ceremonial sword of Emperor Siegmund most probably for use in the Order of the Dragon founded in 1408. The sword is assumed to be of Italian manufacture. The grip is ivory and mimics “the horn of a unicorn” (narval horn). Guard is gilded steel, forged and fileworked into the shape of a dragon. Sword is dated to around 1430.

Besides the amazing metalwork, check out the beautiful scabbard which includes a sheath for an unfortunately missing by-knife.

Peter Johnsson posted this image to his FB page:

Ceremonial sword of Emperor Siegmund most probably for use in the Order of the Dragon founded in 1408. The sword is assumed to be of Italian manufacture. The grip is ivory and mimics “the horn of a unicorn” (narval horn). Guard is gilded steel, forged and fileworked into the shape of a dragon. Sword is dated to around 1430.

Besides the amazing metalwork, check out the beautiful scabbard which includes a sheath for an unfortunately missing by-knife.

Photo 16 Apr 47 notes iamafencer:

Swedish Historical Fencer Axel Pettersson training with a sword designed by legendary swordsmith Peter Johnsson.

iamafencer:

Swedish Historical Fencer Axel Pettersson training with a sword designed by legendary swordsmith Peter Johnsson.

Video 14 Apr 932 notes

art-of-swords:

Hand-and-a-Half Sword

  • Dated: circa 1475-1500
  • Culture: Italian
  • Medium: partially etched and gilded steel, copper alloy [blade]; iron, wood, velvet, cord [hilt]
  • Measurements: overall length: 46 3/4 inches (118.7 cm). Pommel: 3 1/4 × 1 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (8.3 × 2.9 × 9.5 cm). Width (Quillons): 11 15/16 inches (30.4 cm). Depth (Quillon Block): 3/4 inches (1.9 cm). Blade: 2 11/16 × 37 1/16 inches (6.8 × 94.2 cm)

This is one of the finest knightly swords surviving from the late fifteenth century. Particularly outstanding are the mighty forms and harmonious proportions of its pommel and blade, the embellishment of the latter with delicate etched and gilt ornaments, and the overall condition of the entire sword, which retains its original velvet-covered grip.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art

Video 12 Apr 113 notes

sword-site:

Oakeshott Type XIIIa Knightly Sword

First quarter 14th century

Culture: German

Provenance: the Verucchio Castle Museum

Measurements: overall length 130cm

The sword features a straight, double-edged blade, with a slight groove for two-thirds of its length. Engraved at the first part with a slightly visible noble shield, the weapon has straight iron quillons of square section, wooden grip scales, disc-shaped iron pommel (type “J” Oakeshott) relieved at the centre.

For more information on Oakehsott Type XIIa Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott’s Records of the Medieval Sword: www.sword-site.com/thread/152/oakeshott-xiiib-records-medieval-sword

Read more: 
http://sword-site.com/thread/729/oakeshott-xiiia-knightly-hander-sword

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Text 9 Apr 5 notes Learn German Longsword in Nashua, NH (also MD, also D.C.)

schwerterundstickerei:

Signal boosting for my friend and fellow Kunst des Fechtens practitioner…

New Hampshire KdF is getting launched this week in Nashua, NH.. for anyone in or around that area interested in medieval swordplay as a martial art I would highly recommend checking them out. I don’t believe they have a website set up just yet, but feel free to message me here and I can put you in touch with the teacher.

Update on this: there is a website (and wow it’s a pretty nice one)… NHKdF is an affiliate club of the XKdF Network. So also signal boosting for interested parties in the D.C. region; Columbia, MD; Cockeysville, MD; and of course Nashua, NH.

Text 9 Apr 5 notes Learn German Longsword in Nashua, NH

Signal boosting for my friend and fellow Kunst des Fechtens practitioner…

New Hampshire KdF is getting launched this week in Nashua, NH.. for anyone in or around that area interested in medieval swordplay as a martial art I would highly recommend checking them out. I don’t believe they have a website set up just yet, but feel free to message me here and I can put you in touch with the teacher.

Photo 9 Apr 3 notes
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250 followers and 400 posts (not incl. this one) as of today! It’s almost like a real blog..

Photo 7 Apr 7 notes Teaching Unterhau. Annnd my goatee is all over the place.

Teaching Unterhau. Annnd my goatee is all over the place.

Link 7 Apr 2 notes Train like a Game of Thrones badass»

SwordClassNYC's Akademie des Heiligen Schwertes (NYHFA affiliate) got a fun little shout-out from Time Out New York Magazine.

Photo 4 Apr 28 notes Dear people of tumblr,
I made this handy sword vs gun chart for all of you, to better settle the debate on which is better. My conclusions? Neither is fucking better, so stop pretending. Life and death is not like on television or in the cinema. Life is messy, and death is messier.
Love,
Someone who owns and uses both firearms and bladed weapons, but has had the good fortune thus far to never [need to] use either with the deliberate intent to injure another person.

Dear people of tumblr,

I made this handy sword vs gun chart for all of you, to better settle the debate on which is better. My conclusions? Neither is fucking better, so stop pretending. Life and death is not like on television or in the cinema. Life is messy, and death is messier.

Love,

Someone who owns and uses both firearms and bladed weapons, but has had the good fortune thus far to never [need to] use either with the deliberate intent to injure another person.


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