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Oakeshott served in the Royal Navy from to on destroyer escort during World War II and was invalided out after being wounded. Another of Oakeshott’s books written as a primer for a younger audience, ewarh book’s pages describe the armour of the medieval knight.

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.

Oakeshott as a senior Advisor and honorary member, who quietly contributed to us via phone, mail, and email without recognition. I was jubilant, and his books were critical in inspiring me to write my degree dissertation on a particular aspect of armour development.

He influenced innumerable people all over the world with his work. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Okaeshott.

Sword in Hand Republication of a series of twelve articles on the medieval sword for Gun Report Magazine in a book from pub.

Great Sword or War Sword, in use from middle of the 13th c to the latter half of the 14th. English Choose a language for shopping. 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. He was a special man, who Ewarh loved and honoured and whose like we shall not see again. It was a 15th century style single hand weapon as I recall, and at once I was uncomfortable with it.


He arrived with Sybil; they were both in wheel chairs accompanied by two oakkeshott their dedicated helpers Esther, weart husband Graham and Chris Poor. I quickly cut sideways at it and the twig fell silently to the brick floor. A Knight and His Castle First published inwith a second ewarrt printed inthis book outlines the architecture and development of the medieval Castle. The visit, a highlight of a research trip, was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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The Man and his Legacy — myarmoury. 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. A knight in battle.

Peterson’s typology was simplified swart Dr. European Weapons and Armour: With much sadness Christopher Poor Pres. No use of the ARMA name and emblem, or website content, is permitted without authorization. Sound of Battle with Leonard Clark — an anthology of military verse, illustrated by E. That says it all.

I first became professionally involved with arms and armour in and very soon found myself in communication with Ewart on various matters, particularly medieval swords. The book’s pages of text also contain important revisions of that typology. Tenth century Norsemen referred to this type of sword as gaddhjalt meaning spike hiltthis referring to the strong taper of the tang, not any visible characteristic of the pommel.

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The fullers are grooves along the length of the blade, usually singular and in the center, though sometimes plural. With the passing of Ewart Oakeshott a great scholar and teacher has left us.

Free Lance Work Full-Time: Oakeshott introduced it in his treatise The Archaeology of Weapons: Broad heavily tapering swords, similar to the fasionable Italian civilian Cinquedea of the late 15th century. The Man and his Legacy: I’ve heard similar stores from others, so I know my impression was not distinct. Ewart Oakeshott, ‘Dean of swords’, will be missed but not forgotten. The grip is often extended to accommodate one and a half or two hands.


Please visit our other sites. Among his youth books produced in the s were ” A Knight and His Weapons “, a work which focuses closely on the details and facts of the equipment, includes some very well written and valuable material and complements, and ” A Knight and His Armor “, a very well written and entertaining description of four major but lesser known medieval battles from – The blade cross section has the shape of a lens.

He suggested that trade, warfare, and other various exchanges, in combination with the longevity of the weapons obscured the date of manufacture, use, and retirement. Learn more at Author Central.

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I felt so proud. He was 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 oakehsott, two of his oaeshott swords presently on loan here.

Equestrian training and equipping are discussed, as well as the importance of the horse to its rider. Though in very poor health the last time I saw him, he still had that gleam in his eye when he spoke about his beloved subject.

But, he asked me what I thought of it, how it felt to me. The Sword in the Age of Chivalry Feb 01, The distinction away from an Cinquedea is largely okaeshott on size alone.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This of course, although not unusual to him was a first for me, went totally against any museum training and was wonderful to behold!

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

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