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So with help from Esther and myself he struggled to his feet and spoke.

Ewart Oakeshott

A flat cutting blade which steadily tapers to an acute point reinforced by a clearly oaekshott ridge, making it equally effective for thrusting. When I turned around there was Oakeshot being helped down oakeshot step into the garden and staring right at me. A Knight in Battle Published for the second time in This may vary between a blade with straight linear edges that join at the end as an elongated triangle, or in others the edges may be entirely parallel and devoid of tapering, finishing in a rounded point.

What did he know, indeed? At one point during dinner he instructed me to take down a particular sword from the kitchen wall, and then asked me how it felt.

The Blindfold Game — a detailed account of the Battle of Jutland, illustrated by the author, pub.

Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Johnson Ltd as a commercial artist. Toggle navigation The Oakeshott Oakexhott. It was extremely important to Ewart and Sybil that the resources that they assembled would be available to future students, not as a sterile relic behind glass but as a living piece of history.


This simplified typology was then slightly expanded by Oakeshott by the addition of two transitional types into its current nine categories Types I—IX. This may be single and quite broad or multiple and narrow. The Archaeology of Weapons, re-publishedpub.

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It was also at this time that I discovered the world of European historical combat treatises, and the passion of my life found a place to reside. What most struck me about him oakdshott how open and approachable he was and how he was still excited about the subject, with a youthful sense of wonder and exploration.

Peterson’s typology was simplified by Dr. Subtype XIa has a broader, shorter blade.

Oakeshott’s Typology of the Medieval Sword

The spirit of Ewart’s vision survives now in concrete form with wwart new Oakeshott Institute, to which he bequeathed his collection. As a teenage schoolboy, sitting in the Much Wenlock public library deep in the heart of rural Shropshire, I pulled a book off a shelf and began reading about A Knight and his Weapons… The same, or a similar, scenario probably happened to many reading this. Over the course of many subsequent visits a deep friendship developed. Retrieved from ” https: Some of these blades however were light-weight, including a sword that Ewarf studied at the Fitzwilliam museum of Cambridge.

We have certainly lost the one who has shown us the way. Ewart was always delighted to share his boundless knowledge and his amazing collection. That says it all.


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Lutterworth Press, and republished in and The book’s pages contain many black and white photographs that illustrate ewwrt from the migration period, Viking Age, and Middle Ages. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. However, blades of similar cross-section and profile can be found well before the Middle-Ages and after, meaning this blade form should not soley be assigned the purpose of defeating plate armor.

The medieval “cut and thrust” swordsman, he suggested, would not have parried at all if he could help it; if he had not landed his blow first, he would have got out of the way or turned so that his opponent’s blow glanced off his armour or helmet: Medieval cavalry tactics and methods are broadly outlined. Fighting Men with Henry Treeceillustrated by E. East Dane Designer Oaieshott Fashion. With the passing of Ewart Oakeshott a great scholar and teacher has left us. The Man and his Legacy — myarmoury.

Get to Know Us. First published inthis book focuses specifically on the European knightly sword from AD to AD.

okaeshott This type somewhat resembles a more slender version of type XIV. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Something just wasn’t right and I attributed it to it just not being my ‘style’ of weapon. The length and presence of these help distinguish categories.