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Log me on automatically each visit. After dinner the table was cleared and the ladies left the men to their brandy and cigars. We oakeshoyt instantly knew which labels had been done by Ewart! Oakeshott’s books also dispelled many popular cliches about Western swords being heavy and clumsy.

Then came the reason for our gathering, the members placed on the table their newest treasures.

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Ewart will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, either personally or through his works, and our sympathy and thoughts are with Sybil and family. In the s and s old swords could be picked up for a few pennies, and Oakeshott began buying swords at Sotheby’s. I knew and admired Ewart Oakeshott for nearly forty years, we were Oakeshhott believe kindred spirits.

Unlike his more academically credentialed peers within the curatorial community, from his earliest days Oakeshott went out of his way to handle antique European arms as he imagined they would have been used by historical warriors.


His correspondence proved invaluable on several issues of sword classification and history as well as updated research from his writings. With much sadness Christopher Poor Pres. Oaksshott rights are reserved to that material as oakeshoott.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ewart Oakeshott 25 May — 30 September was a British illustrator, collectorand amateur historian who wrote prodigiously on medieval arms and armour. In some ways we were so different, but there was a bond, which connected us, a love of swords.

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The taper is the degree to which the blade narrows toward the point away from the hand. Oakeshott served in the Royal Navy from to on destroyer escort during World War II and was invalided out after being wounded. You must be logged in to access all the features of myArmoury. Another anecdote worth sharing was when several of us were in his garden examining and measuring some of his swords while I tried out a few slow moves with them to get a more subjective and holistic feel for the pieces.

The Sword in the Age of Chivalry — a definitive and scholarly typological study of the medieval sword which has become a standard work, pub.

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It is somewords long, with line drawings by the author and more than photographspub. But, he asked me what I thought of it, how it felt to me.

A Knight and His Armor Jun 29, It represents the oakeshktt of Oakeshott’s thoughts, including his notes on dozens of pieces he owned and an appendix on making replica swords. At once I was uncomfortable and felt very awkward as to whether I should be oakrshott or polite.

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The book’s pages contain many black and white photographs that illustrate swords from the migration period, Viking Age, and Middle Ages. He served as president of the society in when it mounted an exhibition in the Cutlers’ Hall, London. Filled with many line illustrations drawn by the author. I decided long ago that with weapons to always speak my mind and so told him flat out I frankly didn’t care for it.


He had witnessed it all and saw my reaction but immediately smiled and said, “Go right ahead, that’s what they were made for” and then added, “It probably hasn’t been used that way in centuries”. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

His efforts in the field he so much loved sowed the seed of the urge for knowledge in many of us. As a trained artist he illustrated most of his own books and also became a speaker on arms and armour. The sword was then discussed, past around and its story told. The earliest known depiction of a type XII sword in art can be seen in the statue of the Archangel Michael in Bamberg Cathedral dating to c.

The subtype XIIa originally classified as XIIIa consists of the longer, more massive greatswords that appear in the midth century, probably designed to counter the improved mail armour of the time, and the predecessor of the later longswords. Years do not weary them, nor mar Their power of ancient wizardry; Things old and rare my treasures are Enchantment seeking memory.