Knightly Sword with Type X Blade

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A knightly sword with an unusual combination of blade and hilt. In general style it might be classified as a late 12th or 13th century sword, but its blade could have belonged to a sword from a bygone age. Oakeshott type X blades were typical for the viking period but did see some continued use into the high medieval period.

 

Photos by Lutz Hoffmeister