Here are the medieval weapons and armour that Catherine and I own.

I have not always tried to purchase historically accurate weapons. You can therefore expect to see below some that are not fully representative of historical items.

The swords are tentatively classified according to the Oakeshott classification. It was quite difficult to perform a robust classification for a key reason. It appeared that most of the swords I own are not necessarily made to match an archetypal Oakeshott definition. Maybe the sword-smiths base their designs on museum pieces but if it were the case, this is not specified on their web site. My classification is primarily based on tapering, fuller size and blade length.

Data collected from MyArmoury.com and Albion Swords.

One-Handed Swords
  • Type X

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad and medium length; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 79 cm; Fuller: wide fuller runs almost the entire length of the blade, fades out about an inch before the point; Point: can be acute, but is usually rounded; Grip: single-hand, usually 9-10 cm; Pommel type: A, B, G, H, I, J, K, M; Cross style: 1, 2, 3.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: common during the Viking age (9th - 10th c.), and well into the 12th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: same as Type X, a little longer than average Type X; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: around 79 cm; Fuller: same as Type X, fuller narrower; Point: can be acute, but is usually rounded; Grip: single-hand, usually 9-10 cm; Pommel type: A, B, G, H, I, J, K, M; Cross style: 1, 2, 3.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: in use from 11th c. to 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XI

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: longer, more narrow than Type X; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 94 cm; Fuller: narrow fuller; Point: often acute; Grip: single-hand, usually 9-10 cm; Pommel type: A, B, G, H, I, J, K; Cross style: 1, 2, 3.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: early to late 12th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword 1
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 105 cm; Blade length: 88 cm

    Supplier: Del Tin

    Sword 2
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 105 cm; Blade length: 88 cm

    Supplier: Del Tin

  • Type XIA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broader and shorter blade than typical Type XI; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 76 cm; Fuller: narrow fuller; Point: often acute; Grip: single-hand, usually 9-10 cm; Pommel type: A, B, G, H, I, J, K; Cross style: 1, 2, 3.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: early to late 12th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XII

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and evenly tapering; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: around 81 cm; Fuller: 2/3's of the length of the blade; Point: acute; Grip: single-hand, usually 9-10 cm; Pommel type: Any, most prominent is Type I; Cross style: Any, most prominent is Style 3.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: 13th and 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword 3
    David Tétard

    Mass: 1.52 kg; Blade length: 80 cm; Overall length: 100 cm; Fuller length: 46 cm; Handle: 14 cm

    Blade shape: lenticular; Oakeshott Blade type: XII; Cross style: 1; Pommel type: G; Family: A, possibly H.

    An in-depth analysis of that sword.

    Supplier: Kovex Ars

    Sword 4
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 94 cm; Blade length: 71 cm

    Supplier: Kasto

    Sword 5
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 96 cm; Blade length: 80 cm

    Sword 6
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 100 cm; Blade length: 80 cm

    Supplier: Kovex Ars

    Sword 7
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 100 cm; Blade length: 80 cm

    Supplier: Kovex Ars

  • Type XIII

    As this type of sword can be both one-handed and two-handed, it's covered in the two-handed section here.

  • Type XIIIB

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and parallel edges; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: around 89 cm; Fuller: 1/2 of the length of the blade, can be multiple; Point: rounded; Grip: single-hand, usually 10 cm; Pommel type: Any, but Types D, E, and I are prominent; Cross style: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: mid 13th c. to latter half of the 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XIV

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and sharply tapering; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 76 cm; Fuller: 3/4 of the length of the blade, can be multiple; Point: acute; Grip: single-hand, usually 8-9 cm; Pommel type: Always wheel form, usually Type K; Cross style: 6, 7.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: late 13th c. to mid 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XV

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: strongly tapered; Cross-section: flat diamond, some hollow ground and some with a reinforced triangular midrib; Average Blade Length: 79 cm; Fuller: none; Point: acute; Grip: single-hand; Pommel type: Any Type. Mostly G, H, I, J, K; Cross style: Any Style, but 8 is dominant.

    Primary purpose: thrusting.

    Period: end of the 13th c., more widely used in the 14th and 15th c., ending in the early 16th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned but one on order from Thibault Pascual

  • Type XVI

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and sharply tapering; Cross-section: flattened diamond; Average Blade Length: 71 to 81 cm; Fuller: 1/2+ of the blade; Point: acute; Grip: single-hand; Pommel type: G, H, I, J, K, T, T1, T2; Cross style: Any style.

    Primary purpose: thrusting while retaining good cutting ability.

    Period: early 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XVIII

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: fairly broad (5-6 cm) at the hilt, and tapers gracefully to a sharp point; Cross-section: flattened diamond, often with pronounced mid-rib, some hollow-ground; Average Blade Length: 81 cm; Fuller: some have a narrow, short fuller; Point: acute; Grip: single-hand, 12 cm; Pommel type: Type I, J, T, or T variant; Cross style: Generally of the curved forms. Style 11 is popular.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: between c. mid 14th c. to early 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XVIIIA

    As this type of sword can be both one-handed and two-handed, it's covered in the two-handed section here.

  • Type XIX

    As this type of sword can be both one-handed and two-handed, it's covered in the two-handed section here.

  • Type XXI

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, slowly tapering to an acute point; Cross-section: wide and flat with marked edge bevels and sometimes a shallow midrib, or it can be wide and hexagonal On some blades the cross section is almost like a flat diamond section with the fullers cut out, leaving the midrib and the edge bevels; Average Blade Length: 76 cm; Fuller: 2 wide and shallow fullers in the upper part of the blade, or 2 fullers running almost the entire length; Point: acute; Grip: both long gripped and single hand. Some bigger ones are War Sword size; Pommel type: G, H, R or Cinquedea type cap; Cross style: Often Style 9 or 11.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: late 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XXII

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat blade, slowly tapering gracefully to an acute point; Cross-section: flat hexagonal; Average Blade Length: 76 cm; Fuller: 2 short, deep and narrow fullers; Point: acute; Grip: both long gripped and single hand. Some bigger ones border to true 2-handers; Pommel type: F G, H or Cinquedea type cap; Cross style: Often Style 1 or 9.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: 14th and 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

Longswords and Two-Handed Swords
  • Type XIIA

    David Tetard David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and evenly tapering; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 89 cm; Fuller: 2/3's of the length of the blade; Point: acute; Grip: hand-and-half to two-hand, length, 15-25 cm; Pommel type: Any, most prominent is Type I; Cross style: Any, most prominent is Style 3.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: Great Sword or War Sword, in use during much of the High Medieval period, 13th and 14th c

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword 8
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 121 cm; Blade length: 98 cm

    Supplier: Del Tin

    Sword 9
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 118 cm; Blade length: 89 cm

    Supplier: Kovex Ars

    Sword 10
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 118 cm; Blade length: 92 cm

    Supplier: Kasto

    Sword
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 115 cm; Blade length: 90 cm

    Supplier: Kovex Ars

    Sword
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 124 cm; Blade length: 94 cm

    Supplier: Pavel Marek

  • Type XIII

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and parallel edges; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 89 cm; Fuller: 1/2 of the length of the blade, can be multiple; Point: rounded; Grip: longer than usual, single-hand to hand and a half; Pommel type: Any, but Types D, E, and I are prominent; Cross style: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: middle of the 13th c. to the latter half of the 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XIIIA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, flat and parallel edges; Cross-section: lenticular; Average Blade Length: 81-102 cm; Fuller: 1/2 of the length of the blade, can be multiple; Point: rounded; Grip: hand-and-half to two hand length, 15-25 cm; Pommel type: Any, but Types D, E, and I are prominent; Cross style: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.

    Primary purpose: cutting.

    Period: Great Sword or War Sword, in use from middle of the 13th c. to the latter half of the 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 105 cm; Blade length: 89 cm

    Supplier: Customised VB Swords

  • Type XVA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: strongly tapered, more narrow and slender than Type XV; Cross-section: flattened diamond, some hollow-ground; Average Blade Length: 84 cm; Fuller: none; Point: acute; Grip: hand and a half, from 18-23 cm (25 cm in a few cases); Pommel type: Any Type. Mostly G, H, I, J, K; Cross style: Any Style, but 8 is dominant.

    Primary purpose: thrusting.

    Period: end of the 13th c., more widely used in the 14th and 15th c., ending in the early 16th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XVIA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: long and slowly tapering; Cross-section: flat hexagonal; Average Blade Length: 81 cm; Fuller: 1/3+ of the blade; Point: acute; Grip: hand and half 15-23 cm; Pommel type: Any type but mostly K or H1; Cross style: Any Style.

    Primary purpose: thrusting while retaining good cutting ability.

    Period: early 14th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 119 cm; Blade length: 91 cm

    Supplier: Peter Regenyei

  • Type XVII

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: long, slender and acutely tapering; Cross-section: narrow and stout hexagonal; Average Blade Length: 89 cm; Fuller: shallow, 1/4 of the blade; Point: acute; Grip: hand and half, 18-23 cm; Pommel type: Type H1 or Type T/Type T variant; Cross style: Any, Style 1 and 6 seemed to be most popular.

    Primary purpose: thrusting.

    Period: between c. mid 14th c. to early 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 108 cm; Blade length: 85 cm; Sharp

    Supplier: Hanwei Tinker Pearce

  • Type XVIIIA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: somewhat slender and tapers gracefully to a sharp point; Cross-section: flattened diamond, often with pronounced mid-rib, some hollow-ground; Average Blade Length: 91-107 cm; Fuller: some have a narrow, short fuller; Point: acute; Grip: single-hand to hand and a half, 13 cm+; Pommel type: Any type; Cross style: Any style.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: between c. mid 14th c. to early 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XVIIIB

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: long, slender and acutely pointed; Cross-section: flattened diamond, often with pronounced mid-rib, some hollow-ground; Average Blade Length: 91-107 cm; Fuller: none; Point: acute, usually reinforced; Grip: hand and a half, 25-28 cm, usually waisted; Pommel type: Usually a G, H, I, J, or K but also a T or one of its variants is common; Cross style: Any Style; 1, 2, and 10 are prevalent.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: between c. mid 15th c. to early 16th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    Sword
    David Tétard
    David Tétard

    Overall length: 143 cm; Blade length: 107 cm

    Supplier: Peter Regenyei

  • Type XVIIIC

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: ; Cross-section: ; Average Blade Length: ; Fuller: ; Point: ; Grip: ; Pommel type: ; Cross style: .

    Primary purpose: .

    Period:

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XVIIID

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: ; Cross-section: ; Average Blade Length: ; Fuller: ; Point: ; Grip: ; Pommel type: ; Cross style: .

    Primary purpose: .

    Period:

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XIX

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: not always so broad, some are quite slim, but always a flat hexagonal section; Cross-section: flat hexagonal with chamfered edges; Average Blade Length: 76-97 cm; Fuller: ricasso with narrow fuller in upper 1/3rd of the blade; Point: sharp and spade shaped; Grip: single hand to hand and a half ; Pommel type: G, H, I, J, or K are common as are Type T variants; Cross style: Mostly Style 5 or 6.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: mid 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XX

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: broad, almost parallel edges gracefully tapering to a point; Cross-section: lenticular or octagonal with shallow fullers; Average Blade Length: 76-97 cm; Fuller: shallow central fuller 1/2 of the blade, with two shallow parallel fullers in the upper 1/4, sometimes with a ricasso; Grip: hand and a half; Pommel type: G, H, I, J, or K are common as are Type T variants; Cross style: Often Style 7 or 9.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: 14th and 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

  • Type XXA

    David Tetard
    David Tetard
    Profile: tapers more acutely than Type XX and a more acute point; Cross-section: flat hexagonal; Average Blade Length: 76-97 cm; Fuller: central fuller 1/2 of the blade, with two parallel fullers in the upper 1/4, sometimes with a ricasso; Point: acute; Grip: hand and a half; Pommel type: G, H, I, J, or K; Cross style: Often Style 7 or 9.

    Primary purpose: cutting and thrusting.

    Period: 14th and 15th c.

    Further info on MyArmoury.com

    None owned.

Maces, Hammers
Mace
David Tétard
David Tétard
Mace
David Tétard
David Tétard
Mace
David Tétard
David Tétard
Mace
David Tétard
David Tétard
Hammer 1
David Tétard
David Tétard

Under construction

Axes
Two-handed axe
David Tétard
David Tétard

Under construction

Daggers
Dagger 1
David Tétard

Overall length: 53 cm; Blade length: 37 cm

Inspired by daggers depicted in the Maciejowski bible:

David Tetard

Extant daggers of this type can be found in my Pinterest Folder. For example:

David Tetard
Dagger 2
David Tétard

Overall length: 39 cm; Blade length: 26 cm

Extant daggers of this type can be found in my Pinterest Folder. For example:

David Tetard
David Tetard
David Tetard
Daggers 3-6
David Tétard

Blade lengths: 21-25 cm

Dagger 7
David Tétard
David Tétard

Overall length: 55 cm; Blade length: 40 cm

Under construction

Falchions
Falchion 1
David Tetard

Overall length: 122 cm; Blade length: 92 cm

Custom made by VB swords based on an illustration of the weapon in the Maciejowski Bible:

David Tetard
Pole and Shafted weapons
Poleaxe
David Tétard
David Tétard
Spear
David Tétard
Glaive
David Tétard
Bardiche
David Tétard
David Tétard

An example of historical illustration:

David Tétard
Pole hammer
David Tétard
David Tétard
Crossbows
Crossbow 1
David Tétard
Crossbow 2
David Tétard
Helmets

Under construction

Appendix

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