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MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS
MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS


MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS


MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS


MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS


MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS


MARTO SWORD 590 WALLAS [11.02.061]

MARTO SWORD 590

WALLAS SWORD

The Wallace Sword is an antique claymore purported to have belonged to William Wallace (1272–1305), a knight and Scottish patriot who led a resistance to the English occupation of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence. It is said to have been used by William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and the Battle of Falkirk (1298).The shaft of the sword measures 4 feet 4 inches (132 cm) in length and including the tip 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm). The breadth of the blade varies from 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) at the guard to 0.75 inches (1.9 cm) before the point. The sword weighs 6.0 pounds (2.7 kg).

It has been alleged that after William Wallace's execution in 1305, Sir John de Menteith, governor of Dumbarton Castle received the sword in August of that year. But there are no records to that effect. Two hundred years later, in 1505, accounts survive which state that at the command of King James IV of Scotland, the sum of 26 shillings was paid to an armourer for the "binding of Wallace' sword with cords of silk" and providing it with "a new hilt and plomet" and also with a "new scabbard and a new belt". This repair would have been necessary because, according to legend, Wallace's original scabbard, hilt and belt were said to have been made from the dried skin of Hugh Cressingham, one of the English commanders at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.No other written records of the sword are found for a further three centuries. In 1875 a letter from the War Office informed that the sword, in 1825 was sent to the Tower of London to be repaired. At that time it was submitted to a Dr Samuel Meyrick by the Duke of Wellington for examination.Dr Meyrick was an authority on ancient swords, but he estimated the age of the sword by examining the mountings only, which as we know were replaced early in the 16th century. Thus he concluded that the sword could not date from earlier than the 15th century. However, he did not take account of the blade, which must have been of some importance for James IV to have it bound in silk and give it a new scabbard, hilt and belt, and it was also described then as the "Wallas sword". The sword was recovered from Dumbarton by Charles Rogers, author of The Book of Wallace. Rogers, on 15 October 1888, renewed a correspondence with the Secretary of State for War, with the result that the Major General commanding forces in North Britain was authorised to deliver the weapon to his care for preservation in the Wallace Monument.

 

Model

WILLIAM WALLAS

Code

590

Total length

40,00 ΄΄

Blade length  

΄΄

Handle length

΄΄

Weight

lb  oz

Material

Forged Steel 440

 

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The technical characteristics and dimensions may have some slight variations from sword to sword.

 

Manufacturer: MARTO

Price: 185,50EUR

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