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Old 24th February 2020, 03:03 PM   #1
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I have just brought back this little medieval sword which we come from Corsica. It measures a total of 67 cm long. I think it dates from the 15th century, or early 16th. What is your idea?
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Old 24th February 2020, 08:11 PM   #2
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This one is up to Jasper !
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Old 25th February 2020, 01:35 AM   #3
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I mostly collect Victorian era but have some 17th/18th century swords.
By looking at its construction and corrosion etc. my gut feeling is that this sword was made in the Victorian era.
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Old 25th February 2020, 04:51 PM   #4
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Thank you for your advice. But for me, it dates back to the early 16th century at the latest. Victorian copies are often too perfect in detail and sometimes a bit fanciful. This simple-looking sword, with its flaws, is entirely consistent with a good vintage sword. The metal is in very good condition, obviously it is not a piece that has remained in the ground.
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Excellent sword! This Oakeshott Type XIV sword, very scarce type. In most of the Europe they was used for very short time in 1275-1325, but in some places in South and East Europe this type was popular up to mid-16th century. Cross guard and pommel let me think it is early 1500-s.

Here is my Type XIV with earlier style blade
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Old 28th April 2020, 10:19 AM   #6
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Thank you. Yes I agree with you. According to my research, these are small swords (between the dagger and the big sword) for men on foot from the 14-15 th century. In French we say "passot sword."
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