Richard the Lionheart sword letter opener


This is a miniature replica of the sword believed to have been used by Richard Lionheart during the Third Crusade.

This letter opener has a highly detailed gold coloured hilt finished with a black leather-style grip, which is separated with etched St George's Cross detail. The eye catching stainless steel blade emphasises the beautiful gold design on the fuller which features three lions. Dragons appear several times on the hilt, with one sitting atop the sword on the pommel and the others making up the gold cross-guard; ending at fierce dragon heads.

Not just a letter opener and paper knife, this is a fine mini sword replica to display on one of our stands at home or on your work desk. This miniature replica comes boxed and is a fantastic Father's Day, Christmas or birthday gift for any British history enthusiast.

Richard I was King of England from 1189 to 1199, in this time he became known as Richard Lionheart. He was given this nickname due to the bravery that he displayed on the battlefield during the Third Crusade, in which he was one of the main figures.

The Third Crusade was a fight to claim The Holy Land (now comprised of Syria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine). The capture of Jerusalem by Saladin, the sultan of Egypt, in 1187, prompted the Third Crusade. To fund this mission, Richard I sold off offices, dignities and royal land as well as persecuted and robbed the Jews – he is even reported to have said "I would sell London itself if only I could find a rich enough buyer".

Please note that the Richard the Lionheart Sword Letter Opener does not come with a stand. Paper knife stands can be purchased separately. This mini sword letter openers is compatible with the following display stands;


  • 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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Age Restrictions: 18+

Genre: 12th Century

Material: Stainless Steel

Packaging: Boxed

Packaging Dimensions: Approx. 30cm x 9cm x 2.5cm



Length: 27.5cm

Cross-guard: 6.5cm

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We recommend that you do get proof of postage for all items that you post to us as we are unable to take responsibility for returns that go missing in the post.

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