Sword Black Prince in wooden base - letter opener
- Total height: approx. 181 mm
- Height of the wooden base: approx. 33 mm
- Blade length: approx. 93 mm
- Dimensions of the shield: approx. 47 x 35 mm
- Length of the cross-guard: approx. 53 mm
- Blade thickness: approx. 1.81 mm
- Weight: approx. 77 g
Top branded quality, made by Art Gladius®. Made in Toledo (Spain), in the city with centuries-long traditional of blacksmithing, sword-making and other ancient crafts.
EDWARD THE BLACK PRINCE (1330 – 1376)
Edward, Prince of Wales, known as the Black Prince for the colour of his battle armour and weaponry, had a glorious military career capped by great victories at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years’ War. He is immortalized as a founding member of the Knights of the Garter, an Order based on the principles of the Round Table and still surviving today under its motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (damned is he who thinks evil).
The Sword of the Black Prince, reproduced from the milled effigy on his tomb in Canterbury Cathedral, is a wonderful reminder of this medieval hero.
Included in these categories: Letter openers