Excalibur Cadet sword

£140

Wield the power of Excalibur, arguably one of the most famous sword in history.

The Excalibur Cadet Sword is a product of the world famous Art Gladius factory in the historic sword manufacturing city of Toledo, Spain. The simple one-piece hilt features heraldic knotwork birds on guard and a decorated pommel featuring the words “Excalibur – King Arthur” surrounding heraldic motifs. The simple stainless steel blades is blunt and designed for display only.

Excalibur, the sword of King Arthur is first mentioned in Geoffrey of Monmouth's The History of the Kings of Britain (1136) and evokes scenes of the Sword in the Stone, the Lady of the Lake and Camelot.

According to this account, King Arthur gets a sword called "Caliburn," which was made on the Isle of Avalon. Later legends have the sword being returned to the Lady of the Lake on the mortal wounding of King Arthur at Camlann.

It was not until Robert de Boron wrote Merlin (c.1200) that the author introduced the story of the young King Arthur drawing the sword Excalibur from a rock therby proving that he was the rightful king of Britain, the true heir of Uther Pendragon. However, in what is sometimes called the Post-Vulgate Merlin, Excalibur was given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake sometime after he began to reign. She calls the sword "Excalibur, that is as to say as Cut-steel."

Packaging: Boxed

Total length: 103 cm

Blade length: 83 cm
Grip length:  10.5 cm
Weight: 978 g
Blade thickness (base):  0.3 cm
Blade width (base): 3.8 cm
Point of Balance (PoB):  16 cm
Blade: Stainless Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: One Piece Hilt

All dimensions are approximate.

Notes:

  • Please note that these weapons have a blunted edge and are designed for display purposes only.
  • Please be aware that under UK law you must be aged 18 or over to purchase any of our blades.
  • Select our Age Verification shipping option at checkout to proceed with purchase of any swords, daggers or letter openers.

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