Catholic Kings Sword
Our Marto Catholic Kings Sword was hand made by Marto of Toledo Spain. This richly decorative sword has a Gold finish Hilt. The Catholic Kings Sword has a forged and fully tempered stainless steel blade that has been polished and detailed.
The Catholic Kings Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain is one of the most spectacular swords in Spanish History. With this sword, the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, knighted Christopher Columbus on his return from his first voyage to America. In the Throne Hall of the Royal Palace in Barcelona, Columbus was named "Admiral of the Ocean" and "Viceroy of the Indies". This ceremonial sword was used as the symbol of the royal power in all religious and political ceremonies, since the conquest of Grenada and the beginning of Spain as a nation.
The motto "Tanto Monta, Monta Tanto" appeared on the Spanish Royal Standard of the Catholic Kings from 1492-1506. The motto refers to both Catholic monarchs: Isabella and Ferdinand and loosely translates to: "As much as the one is worth, so much is the other" meaning that both King and Queen held equal authority. It was seen on the Spanish flags that Christopher Columbus brought to the New World.
Overall Length: 120 cms
Blade: 420 stainless steel - fully tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness - 24K Gold etching
Handle: Cast metal guard and pommel with 24K Gold plated finish, genuine leather wire-wrapped grip.
Hand Guard: bears the inscription "TANTO MONTA - MONTA TANTO" translates "As much as the one is worth, so much is the other."
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