Earl Type XVIIIb.... $1320

This sword is inspired by the beautiful long swords favored in areas of Germanic influence during the mid to late 15th century.

It has a long hollow ground blade with edges that arc gracefully to an acute point. The raised midrib gives this blade a good stiffness for its weight while the keen edges are crisp and well defined.

The blade is a classic example of a type classified as Oakeshott XVIIIb (according to The Sword in the Age of Chivalry), combining efficient width at the cutting section with a strong awl-shaped point. The grip is of hexagonal section and has the typical waisted profile.

The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with cord and covered with the highest grade vegetable-tanned calfskin. (see grip color choices below.)

This is the goal for this design: a quick, responsive and efficient cutter with a forward pivot point placed close to the point. A hollow ground blade can have a thick and stiff spine and still be relatively light for its size. This is an important aspect of this design.