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Sabre of Charlemagne

Sabre of Charlemagne
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Forge:
CAS / Hanwei
Part Number:
sh2288
Your Price:
$590.00

Product Description

The Saber of Charlemagne the Great is a vital part of European history, being an important artifact in the Insignia of the Holy Roman Empire, of which Charlemagne was the first Emperor. The saber is housed today, together with the rest of the imperial insignia, in the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna. The Charlemagne sword is of Eastern European origin, dating from the first half of the 10th century. How it became a part of the insignia is not known but its lavish decoration indicates that it was made for an important member of the nobility. It is clearly a cavalry saber, indicative of its origins in the Eurasian Steppes. Hanweis version of the Charlemagne saber is faithful in detail to the weapon as it was conceived, even to the point of omitting the decorative 15th century repairs that render the original unusable. The high carbon blade features a broad gold-finished fuller, with intricate engraving to match that of the original. The authentic hilt construction features a rayskin-wrapped grip with a gilded brass guard and fittings, including a globate pommel that balances the sword beautifully. The wood core scabbard is covered in leather and gilded brass fittings to match the hilt.

Saber of Charlemagne by Hanwei Features:

High carbon steel blade
Gold finished fuller
Intricate blade engraving
Rayskin wrapped grip
Gilded brass guard and futtings
Globate pommel
Leather covered wood scabbard
Museum quality replica of Charlemagne's sword


Measurements:
Overall: 35"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 6 1/4"
Weight: 2lb
Point of Balance: 4 9/16"
Width at Guard: 1.185"
Width at Tip: .97"
Thickness at Guard: .25"
Thickness at Tip: .225"

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