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On September 30th of Ewart passed from this world. He was a unique person of great intellect and deep soul.

Tribute to Ewart Oakeshott – The Oakeshott Institute

Life had forged, tempered, and honed his intellect, wit and Noblesse to as fine an edge as his beloved swords. He wielded these gifts with an unflinching oakesott courage. His passion and openness have inspired many who have come to know the field he loved so much.

His scholarship was ground breaking and an exceptional example of his inclusive attitude to the many factors that bear on any human endeavor. He not only looked at a sword as an exceptional piece of art, but also as a tool made, used and discarded with meaning and purpose.

His ability to see the context clearly is what created the depth of his insight. He found the time for many who were just entering the study of the sword, giving advice and anecdote at every turn. Lakeshott ability to see the connections between oakeshoth reaching examples and a voluminous knowledge of art, language and artifact is likely not to be equaled. We have certainly lost the one who has shown us the way. During all these years have been sought out to give my opinion on many very important swords in museums and private collections as wellas being consultant to several organisations concerened with the making of replica weapons and armour.


Hilda Ellis Davidsonillustrated by E. The Archaeology of Weapons, re-publishedpub.

Lutterworth Press, a large work involving much original research, covering period from the Bronze Age to the Renaissance.

Illustrated by the author. Fighting Men with Henry Treeceillustrated by E. The Sword in the Age of Chivalry — a definitive and scholarly typological study of the medieval sword which has become a standard work, pub. Lutterworth Press, and republished in and The Blindfold Game — a detailed account of the Battle of Jutland, illustrated by the author, pub.

Sound of Battle with Leonard Clark — an anthology of military verse, illustrated by E. European Weapons and Armour — this is in effect the second part of the history begun in The Archaeology of Weaponsand covers the oakeahott from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

It is somewords long, with line drawings by the author and more than photographspub. Records of the Medieval Sword in combination with The Oakeeshott in the Age of Chivalry creates the most important work on the typology of the medieval sword, pub.

Books by Ewart Oakeshott

Sword in Hand Republication of a series of twelve articles on the medieval sword for Gun Report Magazine in a book from pub. I first met Ewart and Sybil on oa,eshott research trip to England. Their warmth and open handedness to a young enthusiastic stranger was remarkable. Over the course of many subsequent visits a deep friendship developed.


Ewart was always delighted to share his boundless knowledge and his amazing collection. His remarkable generosity has led me to a much deeper understanding of the medieval sword.

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Thus the Oakeshott Institute was first conceived. Over the last three years Ewart, Sybil and I have done our best to establish a trust that will carry forward their love of knowledge. 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 oakesnott history.

I have lost a teacher, a mentor and most of all a dear friend.

Sword, weapons and armor research

Toggle navigation The Oakeshott Institute. Free Lance Work Full-Time: Brockhampton The Sword in the Age of Chivalry — a definitive and scholarly typological study of the medieval sword which has become a standard work, pub. Eighteen articles one per year for the Park Lane Arms Fairpub, to present. Swords in the Viking Agepublished With the passing of Ewart Oakeshott the world lost a great gentleman and scholar.

I lost a dear friend of almost twenty years. oakshott

With much sadness Christopher Poor Pres.