Marto Columbus Sword Gold/Red 116cm
Christopher Columbus was a geographer and sailor, who conceived a project of exploring the Indies by sailing westwards. Christopher Columbus unsuccessfully proposed this project to several crowns and fortunes of Europe but it went against the most generalized beliefs of that time because it was based on the theory of a spherical Earth.
After 20 years, with many difficulties, Christopher Columbus eventually got the support of Spain and its "Catholic Kings". On August 3rd 1492 Christopher Columbus departed with his crew from Palos harbour (South Spain). On October 12th 1492 they reached what we know as America, landing in Guanahani Island (San Salvador), the discovery of a new continent had taken place in history.
The Christopher Columbus sword has a tempered steel double edged blade, decorated on the upper part with an engraving depicting the three caravels crossing the sea. The hilt is 24K Gold plated metal. The quillons are short, depicting two sea monsters with curved tails, and in the center an anchorhead shaped plaque in burnished metal. The disk shaped pommel is 24K Gold plated surrounding a Silver plated central plaque of the seal of the Spanish Royal Navy decorated with figures in relief. The handgrip is covered with red velvet and wrapped with a 24K Gold plated metal string.
Marto was founded in 1961 in the old district of Toledo and certifies all swords are designed, developed and manufactured in Toledo-Spain by it's skilled and recognised artists, craftsmen and sword masters that join traditional handicraft with the most modern techniques and manufacture the finest decorative swords available in the world today.
|Overall Length||116 cm|