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The Sword Of William Wallace

Product Code: S5702
Brand: John Barnett
£120.00
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Sir William Wallace born circa. 1270, and died 23 August 1305, was a Scottish knight and landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.
Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, and was Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk. In 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston near Glasgow and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians.
Since his death, Wallace has obtained an iconic status far beyond his homeland. He is the protagonist of the 15th century epic poem The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie, by Blind Harry. Wallace is also the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott and Jane Porter and of the Academy Award winning epic film Braveheart, with Mel Gibson.



From the walls of Stirling Castle in Scotland you can see The Sir William Wallace Monument on top of the distant hills. In this very impressive monument is held the original sword of William Wallace.
The Wallace Sword.
After his capture by the Sheriff of Dumbarton in 1305, Wallace's mighty two handed broad sword was traditionally kept at Dumbarton Castle until 1869, when it was fittingly placed in the new National Wallace Monument.
Little is known about the origins of the sword for it carries no makers mark and is hence difficult to date, but we do know that James IV ordered the sword to be rehilted in 1505, in a style more fitting to 'Scotland's National Hero'.
The sword, a traditional two handed broad sword, is approximately 66 inches in length with the blade itself being around 52 inches long. The quality of the blade would suggest that it may have been forged in Scotland, unlike other swords of the period which would have been Flemish of German in origin.
It is reasonable to assume that in order to wield a sword of this size Wallace would have had to be of considerable stature, at least 6 foot 6 inches in height.

Our William Wallace sword is a tribute to the Wallace Monument Sword.
At 55" our William Wallace sword is shorter than the original which makes it more suitable for handling and more manageable for today's use.
Our Wallace replicates its design perfectly, and when held you get a sense of the awesome destructive power it could deliver.
This sword has an overall length of 55" and is 3.1 kg in weight, it has a full blade length of 42" - a sharpened edge of 34" and a leather covered raccasso of 8".
The two handed leather covered grip is 9" plus the pommel, and it has an 11 1/2" wide hand guard.
The blade is made in EN45 spring steel with a solid full tang construction which is cup peened (riveted) over the pommel.

The two handed leather covered grip provides firm hold for the full swing, and the leather covered recasso gives you extra hold for close quarter manoverablity. This sword is worthy of it place in Scottish history, and should deservedly take its place at the front of any display or sword collection.

Specification

Overall Length 55" - 140cm
Blade Length 42" - 107cm
Ricasso Length - 20cm
EN45 Spring Steel Blade
Blade Width At Guard: 2 1/2" - 6.5cm
Grip Length 9" - 23cm
Weight 3.1 kg
Guard Width 11 1/2" - 29cm
 
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