Sword of St. Maurice
Item #: 501395
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Modeled after the typical swords of the 11th century, this Sword of St. Maurice is modeled after a famous sword that was attributed to St. Maurice and is now held in Weltliche Schatzkammer (also known as the Imperial Treasury), in Vienna, Austria. St. Maurice was the leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion in the 3rd century, which, when they refused orders from their emperor Maximian, were punished with decimation and killed to the last man. Later, Maurice became canonized and is revered as the patron saint of arms dealers, sword smiths, soldiers, and basically all those who carry weapons. This blade is modeled after a weapon attributed to him that was used in the coronation of Holy Roman Emperors, stretching from 1198 with Otto IV down to Karl I in 1916. The blade is broad near the guard and slims slightly along its length, although it remains an effective looking weapon, even with a small fuller set at its center. The blade is hand forged from tough, high carbon steel and tempered for strength, while also possessing a full-length tang. The simple guard and pommel are solid brass and feature the proper engravings, which have been done by hand. The grip of the sword is wood, wrapped around the sword's full-length tang and then wrapped with silver wire and finished with brass knotwork rings along the top and bottom of the grip. Included with the sword is a beautiful leather scabbard with an attached belt, that makes wearing this stunning sword easy and fun. This historic looking sword has an overall length of approximately 40 inches, while its blade measures closer to 33 inches long. It comes with an unsharpened edge. Strong and sturdy, the Sword of St. Maurice is one weapon that certainly lives up to its name, possessing a look that honors the patron saint of soldiers, while also being a great sword that any king or knight would gladly carry at their side, no matter where they go. This sword is crafted by Windlass Steelcrafts.
Key Features Crafted from Tough, High Carbon Steel Features a Full-Length Tang for Strength Blade is Unsharpened yet Sturdy Hilt Has Solid Brass Furnishings and Hand-Engraved Markings A Great Costume Sword or Decorative Medieval Piece
Measurements Blade Length: 33 inches Blade Width: 1.75 inches Blade Thickness: 3/16ths inch Overall Length: 40 inches Overall Weight: 4 lbs