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Charlemagne Sword with Scabbard

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This Charlemagne Sword is a copy of a sword in the Louvre that is traditionally attributed to being Charlemagne's personal sword. It is called “Joyeuse” (Joyous) and was carried at the coronation processions of the French kings from 1270 to 1824. The 11th century Song of Roland describes the sword: “Charlemagne was wearing his fine white coat of mail and his helmet with gold-studded stones; by his side hung Joyeuse, and never was there a sword to match it; its colour changed thirty times a day”.

Total length: 101 cm
Blade length: 83 cm
Grip length:  10 cm
Weight: 1414g
Blade thickness (base):  0.4 cm
Blade width (base): 3.9 cm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

SKU: AG3209/V

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £65.83 Incl. Tax: £79.00
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Excl. Tax: £65.83 Incl. Tax: £79.00

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Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great was King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans until his death in 814. He united much of Europe during the early Middle Ages and formed a Frankish state known as the Carolingian Empire. Charlemagne’s Paladins, also called the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors in his court. They are first heard of in the early chansons de geste such as The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian valour against the Saracen hordes inside Europe. Upon his death, Charlemagne was laid to rest in his imperial capital of Aachen in what is today Germany.

This Charlemagne Sword is a copy of a sword in the Louvre that is traditionally attributed to being Charlemagne's personal sword. It is called “Joyeuse” (Joyous) and was carried at the coronation processions of the French kings from 1270 to 1824. The 11th century Song of Roland describes the sword: “Charlemagne was wearing his fine white coat of mail and his helmet with gold-studded stones; by his side hung Joyeuse, and never was there a sword to match it; its colour changed thirty times a day”.

Our Charlemagne Sword is a product of the world famous Art Gladius factory in the historic sword manufacturing city of Toledo, Spain. It features a richly decorated hilt with an antiqued bronze finish and wire-bound grip. The blunt stainless steel blade features etched heraldic decoration and is suitable for display only. 

Please note that this sword comes WITH a scabbard.

Buy the Charlemagne Sword with Scabbard with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval sword retailer.

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Manufacturer Art Gladius
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Total length: 101 cm
Blade length: 83 cm
Grip length:  10 cm
Weight: 1414g
Blade thickness (base):  0.4 cm
Blade width (base): 3.9 cm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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