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Richard Lionheart Sword

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Length: 40"
Blade Material: 420 Stainless Steel
Handle:Gold and Sliver detailed with crest and criss-crossed leather wrap. Sim jewel eyed lion in pommel.

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Length: 40"
Blade Material: 420 Stainless Steel
Handle:Gold and Sliver detailed with crest and criss-crossed leather wrap. Sim jewel eyed lion in pommel.

Toledo is famous for its historical character, its art and its steel. Marto inherits the testimony of the sword manufacturing traditions of Toledo Spain among the list of the most famous swordcutlers of its time. High quality pieces the market clearly identifies as; MARTO PRODUCTS.

RICHARD the LIONHEART Sword (753)
Inspired by his namesake, this 40" sword features prominently the proud and fierce visage of the lion. Its presence repeats itself upon the gorgeously decorated blade, though nowhere is it more striking than on the pommel where a pewter-toned sculpted head, teeth bared and blood-red jeweled eyes agleam, emerges from its gold leaved border. Beautifully distressed leather wraps the grip in rich brown, making a fine contrapuntal backdrop to the floral and silver diamond riveting. The intricately detailed gold and silver plated hilt features the Lionheart shielded crest baring winged dragons . The low maintenance 420 stainless steel blade is mirror polished. Overall length 40 ". Sealed with Marto’s world-renown quality, the Richard The Lionheart Sword is a highlight to any sword enthusiast’s collection. Decorative use only.

The Story of Richard the Lionheart
Richard I was a king’s king – a shrewd politician, generous to his people and unfalteringly courageous. He was a king who led his men into battle and with them fought side-by-side against the enemy.

While Richard Plantagenet is revered as one of the great warrior kings of England, he is perhaps best known as "the absent king." This is due to the fact that during his reign from 1189-1199, he spent a total of six months in England. This aside Richard I was well known for his bravery which earned him the nickname "The Lionheart". A name that has reached epic and mythological proportions, best seen in literary works such as Robin Hood and Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe.

For such a brave and noble man, King Richard's death came about in a rather strange way. In Chalus, Aquitaine, a peasant plowing his fields came upon a treasure. This treasure consisted of some gold statues and coins. The feudal lord claimed the treasure from his vassal, Richard in turn claimed the treasure from the lord, who refused. This prompted Richard to siege the village.

During the siege Richard was riding close to the castle without the protection of full armor. He spotted an archer with bow in hand on the wall aiming a shot at him. It is said Richard paused to applaud the Bowman. He was struck in the shoulder with the arrow and refused treatment for his wound. Infection set in and Richard the Lionheart died on April the 6th 1199. He was buried in the Fontvraud Abbey in Anjou France.

MARTO of Spain The most popular sword maker in the world. Arguably the best decorative sword maker to date. Marto was founded in 1961 in the old district of Toledo Spain. Their mission is to regain the testimony and the techniques of the master craftsman. Today Marto brings back to life the original art of the sword from the rapier and foil to the Japanese katana. Joining traditional hand crafts with modern materials, are a team of men willing to make a daily effort to achieve the unsurpassed quality which Marto is identified with worldwide. All original Marto molds are given the utmost attention so that no detail is neglected. The hilts are shaped from the original piece and are hand finished and polished. The blades are crafted from the finest 420 stainless steel and are fully tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness. Marto is also a skilled maker of Suits of Armor, Shields, & Small Collectibles (Martespa).

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Richard Lionheart Sword

Richard Lionheart Sword

Length: 40"
Blade Material: 420 Stainless Steel
Handle:Gold and Sliver detailed with crest and criss-crossed leather wrap. Sim jewel eyed lion in pommel.

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