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Sword of Roland (Roldan) by Marto of Toledo Spain

$499.99

  • Overall length: 46″ – 117 cm
  • Blade Material: Tempered Stainless Steel etched
  • Handle Material: Zamak – Gold plated
  • Factory : Marto
  • Made in Toledo Spain

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Sword of Roland
by Marto of Toledo Spain

Marto Item # 564

The Sword of Roland
by Marto of Toledo Spain

Durandal is the name of the sword of Charlemagne’s paladin Roland (Roldan) as told in the Matter of France. According to Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso it once belonged to Hector of Troy, and was given to Roland by Malagigi. In The Song of Roland, the sword is said to contain within its hilt one tooth of Saint Peter, blood of Saint Basil, hair of Saint Denis, and a piece of the raiment of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the poem, during the Roncesvalles battle (August 15th 778) Charlemagne’s troops, coming back from the siege of Saragossa, were ambushed by 100,000 Saracens helped by moors. Count Roland, fighting a loosing rear guard action for the Frank army, attempts to destroy the sword to prevent it from being captured by the ambushing Saracens and creates La Breche de Roland, a pass on the Pirenees, in the process. But Durendal proves indestructible, so he hurls it into a poisoned stream instead. Local folklore claims Durendal still exists, preserved in Rocamadour, France. An inscription on Ogier the Dane’s sword Curtana read My name is Cortana, of the same steel and temper as Joyeuse and Durendal.

The Sword of Roland by Marto of Toledo Spain has a tempered steel blade, ornamented with 24K Gold plated engravings on the upper part. The 24K Gold plated cast metal hilt has the quillons, in the design of twin Lions heads, bended toward the blade with a heraldic shield and crest centered. The leaf-shaped pommel and is decorated with relief figures.

This is a high quality product made in Toledo Spain which you can proudly display.

  • Overall length: 46″ – 117 cm
  • Blade Material: Tempered Stainless Steel etched
  • Handle Material: Zamak – Gold plated
  • Factory : Marto
  • Made in Toledo Spain

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 52 × 14 × 4 in

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