KING ARTHUR SWORD 35001 by Marto of Toledo Spain This Premium Quality Sword is a new addition to the Exclusive "Historical, Fantastic and Legend Swords" Collection designs by MARTO of Toledo Spain. In honor of the great legend of King Arthur, this mighty sword features a stunning Bastionesque Handle that is made of antiqued silver Zamak, richly decorated with Swarovski Crystal Jewels inlaid into the grip, guard and pommel. The guard is filled with celtic knotwork and adorn with Blue Sapphire Crystals, and bears a 3-crown Gold Shield of King Arthur's Crest. Finely detailed Dragon Serpents entangle where the guard meets blade. The Arthur Sword features a unique crown-pommel topped with golden cross which cradles a Swarovski Ruby Crystal at its center. Its fully tempered dual edge low maintenance AISI 440 stainless steel blade is mirror polished, with an acid etch thistle knotwork design on each side running approx 19 inches down the 38-1/4 inch blade. The mirror polished toledo steel blade has also been given safe factory dull edges that bear Marto's stamps of authenticity. The King Arthur sword comes with Marto certificates of Origin and Quality. Read more on Decorative Series Swords MARTO of Toledo Spain The most popular sword maker in the world. All original Marto molds are given the utmost attention so that no detail is neglected. The hilts are cast in molten metal from an original masterfully sculpted piece and are hand finished and polished. The blades are crafted from the finest 440 stainless steel and are fully tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness. Marto is also a skilled maker of Suits of Armor, Shields, & Small Collectibles.
The Story of King Arthur King Arthur is a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries AD. The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention, and his historical existence is debated and disputed by modern historians. The sparse historical background of Arthur is gleaned from various sources, including the Annales Cambriae, the Historia Brittonum, and the writings of Gildas. Arthur's name also occurs in early poetic sources such as Y Gododdin.
Arthur has also been used as a model for modern-day behavior. In the 1930s, the Order of the Fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table was formed in Britain to promote Christian ideals and Arthurian notions of medieval chivalry. In the United States, hundreds of thousands of boys and girls joined Arthurian youth groups, such as the Knights of King Arthur, in which Arthur and his legends were promoted as wholesome exemplars