St Mauritz svärdet


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This beautiful sword is a replica of the Imperial Sword of the Holy Roman Empire. As it is also associated with Saint Maurice, it is also known as Mauritiusschwert. This sword is part of the Imperial Regalia of the Roman-German Kings and Emperors and was given to the Emperor along with the other Imperial Regalia during a coronation.The original is displayed in the Imperial Treasury at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria.

The reconstruction we offer here has a long, double-edged blade that tapers slightly towards the tip and has a fuller along about two thirds of its length. The edges are not sharpened.

The cross-shaped hilt ends in a Brazil-nut pommel made of brass and engraved with the arms of Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV. The pommel also bears the inscription
”BENEDICTVS . Do(minv)S . DE(v)S . QVI . DOCET . MANV(s)+”
(“Blessed be the Lord my God, who teaches the hand [to wield]”).

The crossguard is also inscribed on both sides with Latin inscriptions taken from the Laudes Regiae.
(”Christ conquers – Christ reigns – Christ commands”)
The last part ”CHRISTVS – INPERAT” is only engraved on one side of the quillons.

This medieval one-handed sword comes complete with a wooden scabbard wrapped in high-quality, ochre-coloured leather. Two adjustable loops are attached to the scabbard so that it can be easily fastened to a belt.

Please note that this medieval sword is not a battle-ready weapon. It is designed as a collector´s or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat re-enactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume.

– Blade material: high carbon steel
– Rockwell hardness: approx. 48 – 52 HRC
– Handle material: wooden grip wrapped with brass wire, brass guard and pommel
– Overall length: approx. 104 cm
– Blade length: approx. 89.7 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Hilt length: approx. 14 cm (grip approx. 10 cm)
– Max. blade width: approx. 4.6 cm
– Point of balance: approx. 22.5 cm from the guard
– Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover
– Weight without scabbard: approx. 1.5 kg
– Weight with scabbard: approx. 2 kg

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.

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