Sword Alfonso X of Castile "the Wise", Limited Edition

Commemorative sword for the viii centenary of the birth of Alfonso X of castile “the Wise” More information...

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Sword Alfonso X of Castile "the Wise", Limited Edition

  • Spanish sword of the 13th century, with a long and wide blade, two edges and a cut point, with a very flat channel in the centre, and gradually tapering in the last third. Double-edged blade with prominent engravings.
  • The trimming is made up of a gilded silver-plated flowerbed, with arms arched towards the leaf, ending in pointed trefoils.
  • In the centre of the cross or guard you can see the arms of Castile on one side and the lion on the other.
  • The handle is silver plated over gold carved on the edges and on the planes. It is cylindrical, almond-shaped and with superimposed mesh in Gothic style.
  • The pommel is silver plated over gold in the shape of a fleur-de-lised ataurique, similar to those that bear prints and gracefully adorn its edges. It is irregular in shape, with mesh also chiselled in the same style as the handle.
  • This sword consists of a chiselled cross with curved hawks towards the blade finished in a clover leaf.
  • NUMBERED SERIES AND LIMITED TO 800 UNITS
  • In commemoration of the VIII Centenary of the Birth of ALFONSO X “El Sabio”
  • Overall: 102 cm
  • Blade: 83 cm
  • Handle: 19 cm
  • Blade Width: 55 mm
  • Cross Width: 16 cm
  • Weight: 2 kg
  • Gold-plated silver finishing / filigree handle / imitation ruby applique on the pommel
  • Deep acid-etched blade
  • High Quality Sword of the exclusive Collection "Heroes and Civilizations" made by Marto.
  • Certificate of Origin and Quality, "Made in Toledo" (Spain)

Biography of Alfonso X of Castile

Alfonso X of Castile, byname Alfonso the Wise, or the Learned, Spanish Alfonso el Sabio, was born in Toledo in 1221. He was king of the Crown of Castile from 1252, the year in which his father, Fernando III of Castile, the Saint, died. He would remain so until his own death on April 4, 1284 in Seville.

Alfonso X fostered the development of a cosmopolitan court that encouraged learning. Jews, Muslims, and Christians were encouraged to have prominent roles in his court. As a result of his encouraging the translation of works from Arabic and Latin into the vernacular of Castile, many intellectual changes took place, including the encouragement of the use of Castilian as a primary language of higher learning, science, and law.

This is just an ornamental item, not suitable for combat or any other practical use!

Premium quality made by Marto in Toledo (Spain).


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