The original sword can be seen in Madrid at the Institute del Conde de Valencia de Don Juan and is referenced in many of Ewart Oakeshott’s books as an example of a Type XII sword. He aptly describes it as being “Sweet and well-balanced in the hand, as it is beautifully proportioned.”
The 1085 high carbon steel blade has a full tang and is fully tempered, then peened over the pommel. The pommel has a red/black wave pattern leather inset. Parts are intricately cast in brass with an antique finish. The Latin script around the pommel reads AVE MARIA PLENA GRATIA while the cross guard has Spanish script reading DIOS ES VINCENTOR EN TOD on one side and O DIOS ES VINCENTOR EN TODO A on the other. The grip is wood, covered in rich red leather, then cross-hatched with black leather strips and brass tacks for a unerring grip. Includes heavy grade scabbard and custom long belt set with solid antiqued metal fittings.
Overall Length: 36-1/2"
Blade Length: 30"
Blade Width: 1-7/8"
Blade Thickness: 3/16"
Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel