Robert the Bruce was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. He was one of the most famous warriors of his generation and eventually led the Scottish army to victory against the English in the Scottish Wars of Independence. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation and is today remembered in Scotland as a national hero. When he died in 1329 and his body was buried in Dunfermline Abbey and his heart was placed in a silver casket and taken on crusade by his lieutenant and friend, Sir James Douglas – as was his dying wish. Douglas was killed fighting the Moors in Spain, but not before he launched the casket into the thick of the battle. The casket was found after the battle and was returned to Scotland to be interred at Melrose Abbey.
The Robert the Bruce Sword features a forged steel blade with solid brass pommel and guard. The pommel features the rampant lion of the Bruce coat of arms whilst the guard is decorated with crusader crosses, both in red enamel. The leather and wood scabbard is decorated with a “Z” pattern and has brass scabbard loops. This sword is blunt and designed for display only.
Total length: 97 cm
*Dimensions are approximate and vary slightly from piece to piece