This Type XIV sword from Deepeeka is based after an original example dated to about 1275 – 1300 by Ewart Oakeshott and it is one of the best preserved medieval swords, so much so that even the original grip was intact. It is unknown where it was found and it would be hard to know for certain because swords of this type could be found throughout Europe at that time. It was clearly a high status sword for a professional warrior, knight or noble; its broad blade would have been a considerably powerful cutter and the carefully crafted dual fullers would have been made by a skilled bladesmith. The blade was matched a crossguard and pommel that are multi-faceted and surprisingly complex upon closer inspection – clearly the work of a skilled cutler. The sword now resides in the collection of the Danish National Museum.
This recreation of this famed sword has a blade forged from C60 high carbon steel which is well tempered to possess a hardness of 50 – 52 HRc. The stout wooden grip is wrapped over in vibrant red leather and red enamel filling in the pommel slot completes the sword. The sword is paired with a wooden scabbard which is well-carved and bound in high quality vegetable tanned leather to match the grip. It has a protective chape of brass and has an integrated sword belt of thick leather with brass hardware.