Sword of Oran


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In 1509, during the reign of Ferdinand V of Castile and Aragon, the Spanish War against the Moors was carried out of Spain and across the Mediterranean. Under the command of Pedro Navabro, they landed in present day Algeria near Oran. The Spaniards quickly seized the heights overlooking the city. From this position, using their pikes, they scaled the walls of the city and stormed into Oran. The Moslems were no match for the deadly sword-and-buckler style of fighting of the Spanish infantry and thousands of Moors were either killed or captured. The forces went on to take Tripoli the following year and the Moslem rulers were obliged to pay tribute to the Spanish crown. This early backsword is one of the forms favored by these sword-and-buckler troops that many consider the finest infantry in Europe during the era. The Sword Of Oran parts are steel and the grip is brass and wood on this late cut-and-thrust sword. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®, includes leather scabbard. $5.00 additional s/h. 
  • Overall: 43"
  • Blade: 36" long, 1-1/2" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 3 lbs


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