The Oakeshott type XVa sword marks the transition between the one handed swords of the High Middle Ages and the hand and a half swords. Our Crusader sword is an excellent example of this type. It is similar to a normal type XV, but its tapering blade has a diamond-shaped cross section and is somewhat longer and slimmer. The hardwood grip wrapped with black leather is a little longer than a typical one handed sword.
The pommel has the tang rivet at the top, and the crossguard has rounded droped sides.
This hand forged Crusader sword is made of carbon steel and includes a black leather scabbard with a leather mount and chape.
Total length: 100 cm
Blade length: 83 cm
Grip length: 12 cm
Weight: 1 kg
Blade width at hilt: 4.3 cm