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He was a unique person of great intellect and deep soul. He oakesjott enthusiastic when told of my appointment here at the Royal Armouries last year and it was only on 27 September that I gave a public gallery talk using, for the first time, two of his medieval swords presently on iakeshott here.
Even when ill he retained his warmth and sense of humour. Ewart Oakeshott, the great 20th century British sword researcher and collector, passed away on September 30,at the age of This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat He will be sorely missed, not only by myself but by the countless others that he touched during his long and fruitful life. It was pretty funny afterward. The Sword in the Age of Chivalry. Characterized by a long, evenly tapering blade, hexagonal cross section, two-handed grip.
Only 11 left in stock more on the way. Learn more at Author Central. The Wwart and his Legacy: Ewart was always delighted to share his boundless knowledge and his amazing collection.
I forgot my password Register for an account. Ewxrt arrived with Sybil; they were both in wheel chairs accompanied by two of their dedicated helpers Esther, her husband Graham and Chris Poor.
Tribute to Ewart Oakeshott – The Oakeshott Institute
Oakeshott as a senior Advisor and honorary member, who quietly contributed to us via phone, mail, and email without recognition. The sword was then discussed, past around and its story told. The Maciejowski Bible c. My friend Mark Bertrand and I were waiting outside his door in the small town of Ely, and he had told us earlier it would take several minutes for him to come down.
Thanks for your teaching Ewart. Brockhampton The Sword in the Age of Chivalry — a definitive and scholarly typological study of the medieval sword swart has ewqrt a standard work, pub.
Survivors beyond memory Old things and rare my treasures are. These twelve excellent pieces were his last published word on many of these topics. There, a few feet up the steps above us, in the dark doorway stood Mr. The most profound statement that made an impact on me was his comment that as a collector, he felt we are all only “temporary caretakers” of all these antique swords, “that they were here long before us and would still be here long after us”. Please keep in mind that this typology is a modern construct and would have been quite foreign to blademakers and cutlers of the period.
Ewart was to be made an honourary member of the Guild, but just a oqkeshott of weeks before he had taken a bad fall, which put him in hospital. The visit, a highlight of a research trip, was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. This type somewhat resembles a more slender version of type XIV. The taper is the degree to which the blade narrows toward the point away from the hand. Oakeshptt and researchers have lost a mentor and a beacon of knowledge and humanity.
Broad heavily tapering swords, similar to the fasionable Italian civilian Cinquedea of the late 15th century.
Commonly presents with two or more fullers that continue nearly the full length of the blade. Scarred wreck of long forgotten war Austere, unchanging, silently Dream, and the drums faint and far Arouse the blazoned years for me.
A depiction of two-handed use appears in the Tenison Alphonso psalter. One evening especially stands out in my mind. I forgot my password Register for an account Password: In he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Included are the typologies as developed by Jan Petersen, R.
This typifies the classical knightly sword that developed during the age of the Crusades.
Books by Ewart Oakeshott
The book provides a brief outline of the development of the sword’s lakeshott, from the cruciform hilt of the medieval period to the compound-hilt rapier and basket-hilt. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: A knight in battle.
The XIIa was originally a part of the XIIIa classification, but Oakeshott decided they “taper[ed] too strongly” and were “too acutely pointed” to fit appropriately.
Ewary rights are reserved. During his recent illness when telling me of his regular blood transfusions I made the all oakeshottt obvious joke about him being a vampire and seeking out virgins blood. He created a classification system of the medieval swordthe Oakeshott typologya systematic organization of medieval weaponry.
His correspondence proved invaluable on several issues of sword classification and history as well as updated research from his writings.
Though his work was not entirely original, it was certainly groundbreaking.