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Charlemagne Sword - Deluxe

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This Charlemagne Sword is a copy of a sword in the Louvre that is traditionally attributed to being Charlemagne's personal sword. It is called “Joyeuse” (Joyous) and was carried at the coronation processions of the French kings from 1270 to 1824. The 11th century Song of Roland describes the sword: “Charlemagne was wearing his fine white coat of mail and his helmet with gold-studded stones; by his side hung Joyeuse, and never was there a sword to match it; its colour changed thirty times a day”.

Total length:
 101 cm
Blade length: 83 cm
Grip length:  10 cm
Weight: 1414 g
Blade thickness (base):  0.4 cm
Blade width (base): 3.9 cm
Blade: Stainless Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Threaded
Scabbard: Not Included

All dimensions are approximate nad may vary from piece to piece.

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SKU: AG4209

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £82.50 Incl. Tax: £99.00
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Excl. Tax: £82.50 Incl. Tax: £99.00

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Our “Deluxe” range of swords have a much more decorated finish than their plain counterparts. The hilt fittings and grips are painted with bright enamel paint to accentuate the details of the intricate designs. On some swords in the range, gold paint is also used to give the swords a “high status” look.

Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great was King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans until his death in 814. He united much of Europe during the early Middle Ages and formed a Frankish state known as the Carolingian Empire. Charlemagne’s Paladins, also called the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors in his court. They are first heard of in the early chansons de geste such as The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian valour against the Saracen hordes inside Europe. Upon his death, Charlemagne was laid to rest in his imperial capital of Aachen in what is today Germany.

This Charlemagne Sword is a copy of a sword in the Louvre that is traditionally attributed to being Charlemagne's personal sword. It is called “Joyeuse” (Joyous) and was carried at the coronation processions of the French kings from 1270 to 1824. The 11th century Song of Roland describes the sword: “Charlemagne was wearing his fine white coat of mail and his helmet with gold-studded stones; by his side hung Joyeuse, and never was there a sword to match it; its colour changed thirty times a day”.

Our Charlemagne Sword is a product of the world famous Art Gladius factory in the historic sword manufacturing city of Toledo, Spain. It features a richly decorated hilt with a painted detailing and textured leather grip. The blunt stainless steel blade features etched heraldic decoration and is suitable for display only. 

Please note that this sword comes WITHOUT a scabbard.

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Brand Art Gladius
Product Use Display
Edge Blunt
Specification

Total length: 101 cm
Blade length: 83 cm
Grip length:  10 cm
Weight: 1414g
Blade thickness (base):  0.4 cm
Blade width (base): 3.9 cm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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