Danish Longsword, type XVIIIe3D Model
Date: c. 1450-1510
Found: Sorø Lake, Denmark
Total length: 140 cm
Blade length: 76 cm
Collection: Medieval, National Museum of Denmark
This model is of a late medieval two-handed longsword. The sword is an excellent example of the distinctive group of swords which have been classified as subtype XVIIIe by Ewart Oakeshott. Swords of this subtype have predominantly been found within Denmark or former Danish territories - such as Schleswig-Holstein and Scania - but some examples have also been uncovered beyond these regions, such as in Austria. In Scandinavia, most datable evidence for the subtype XVIIIe seemingly dates to between c. 1450 and 1510. These include church wall paintings and, most notably, the sword found on the coffin of King Christian I (1450-1481), all of which indicate that the sword-type should be considered a weapon belonging to noblemen and the upper strata of late medieval society.
Extended description: http://combatarchaeology.org/arms-and-armour-in-3d-3-two-handed-longsword/