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Oakeshott type X blade thickness?

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Tin.Man, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Tin.Man


    Sep 5, 2010
    after what feels like weeks of reading, I can find the blade height and length and handle length, blade taper, tip point, etc but I can’t find the blades thickness ideally at the hilt?

    I know most were in the 2lb range of weight, anyone have a good resource to read up on the blade thickness of a lot of the oakeshott classified swords?

    I even purchased two book on the subject and while the pictures and info are great nothing on blade thickness there either.

    Appreciate the help in advance!
  2. althesmith


    Jan 9, 2015
    Based on a few of the old blades I've seen, between 1/8th and 1/4 at the root, a fair bit thinner than most military sabres. Towards the tip I'd have to say less than an eighth of an inch .

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