DELUXE EL CID TIZONA(505) MARTO of Spain
A weapon traditionally identified as El Cid's sword, Tizona, used to be displayed in the Army Museum (Museo del Ejército) in Toledo. In 1999, a small sample of the blade underwent metallurgical analysis which confirmed that the blade was made in Moorish Córdoba in the eleventh century and contained amounts of Damascus steel. In 2007 the Autonomous Community of Castile and León bought the sword for 1.6 million Euros, and it is currently on display at the Museum of Burgos. El Cid also had a sword called Colada.
The Deluxe El Cid Tizona replica Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain has a double-edged non-sharp tempered steel blade, with gold filled text engraved in the fuller. The hilt is made in 24k gold plated cast metal with the handgrip wrapped in a metal wire, a two-lobes shaped pommel and downward curved quillons enlarging at their ends as leaves. The El CId measures 38 inches overall and finds its point of balance at about 6 1/4 inches from the guard. Finely wrapped wire handle.
Although this product features a blade of high quality, strength, and
temper, this item is not recommended, intended nor manufactured for battle and is thus classified as a decorative piece.