CATHOLIC KINGS SWORD (AC0600) LIMITED EDITION) by MARTO
The Sword of the Catholic Kings is one of the most significant swords in Spain's history. This replica limited edition commemorates the "Royal Sword of Ceremony" which has been used in ceremonial acts of the Court from the epoch of the Catholic Kings until the XVIIIth Century where King Fernando and Isabel knighted Christopher Columbus after his return from the Americas. This Catholic Kings Sword is part of Marto's LIMITED EDITION SERIES "Antiques Civilizaciones - Heros & Arms" and is strictly limited to 1500 units worldwide. Crafted by Marto in Toledo Spain, this decorative sword (AC0200) features 440 high polished stainless steel blade forged of world famous Toledo Steel tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness, with a uniquely impressive gold leaf on black relief detailing. The remarkable high level of craftsmanship of this highly collectible piece is revealed in its beautifully designed and detailed 24K gold and silver plated hilt with red velvet gold wire wrapped handel. Comes with wall plague for mounting and certificates of Authenticity. Each piece is individually serialized.
• Overall Length: 48"
• Blade Length: "
• Point of Balance: "
• Handle Length: "
• Weight: lb oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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In the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace in Barcelona, Columbus was named "Admiral of the Ocean" and "Viceroy of the Indies". This ceremonial sword was used as symbol of the royal power in all religious and political ceremonies, as the conquest of Grenada and the beginning of Spain as a nation. Tanto Monta, Monta Tanto" was the motto that appeared on the Spanish Royal Standard of the Catholic Kings from 1492-1506. It refers to both Catholic monarchs: Isabella and Ferdinand and loosely translates to: "As much as the one is worth, so much is the other." This meant that both King and Queen held equal authority. It was seen on the Spanish flags that Cristóbal Colón brought to the New World. Later the motto was changed to "Plus Ultra" which is Latin for "More Beyond" referring to Spain and her lands in the Americas. The phrase "Memento mei, Mater Dei mei" (Remember me, Mother of my God) is emblazoned across this crossguard of the sword of Catholic Kings.
Marto has been a leader in quality for nearly 50 years, and as many collectors know, the attention to the exquisite detailing as exemplified in this museum quality Limited Edition Catholic Kings Sword Sword has established Marto as skilled artisans and the finest decorative swords makers in the world today.
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