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Sword of Santa Casilda

#501433
$375.00
$234.95
Special Price

This Oakeshott Type XII sword has a full tang, 1085 high carbon steel blade. Features intricately cast brass with antique finish. Overall 36-1/2 inches.
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OVERVIEW

Circa 1200-1300
This original magnificent sword can be seen in Madrid at the Institute del Conde de Valencia de Don Juan and is referenced in many of Ewart Oakeshott’s books as a supreme example of a Type XII sword. He aptly describes it as being “Sweet and well-balanced in the hand, as it is beautifully proportioned.”

The tough, 1085 high carbon steel blade has a full tang and is fully tempered, then peened over the pommel. Pommel has red/black wave pattern leather inset. Parts are intricately cast brass with an antique finish. The Latin script around the pommel reads AVE MARIA PLENA GRATIA while the cross guard has Spanish script DIOS ES VINCENTOR EN TOD on one side and O DIOS ES VINCENTOR EN TODO A on the other. Grip is wood covered in rich red leather, then cross-hatched with black leather strips and brass tacks for a unerring grip. Includes heavy grade scabbard and custom long belt set with solid antiqued metal fittings.

Can be sharpened for an additional fee, made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

Can be personalized with 3 Initials.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length36-1/2"
Blade Length30"
Blade Width1-7/8"
Blade Thickness3/16"
Weight3lbs
Material1065 High Carbon Steel
EdgeUnsharpened
SharpeningAvailable
EngravingAvailable

REVIEWS

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Great Sword!!!
I love this sword!  I wish Windlass would make more grips in this thickness - it's perfect!  The blade handles like a dream, and the sword is very blanced.  I've never been a huge guy, and being in my mid-fifties, my wrists lend themselves better to a two-handed grip.  However, I can wield this sword one-handed very easily.  So far, it's proven itself to be an excellent cutter too, but I haven't really put it through it's paces yet (just got it yesterday!).  It went through a couple of water jugs like I was slicing through air though!  I could take or leave all the fancy leatherwork, but since this is a replica sword, I'm totally cool with it.  I would prefer a plainer, smoother grip myself, but this still feels pretty nice in the hands.  Everything is semetrical and well put together (the peen is very well done!), and there are no rough edges.  This is the first sword I've bought that came in anything other than a plain, brown box too - very nice package to get in the mail on a Friday afternoon!  Overall, I'm very pleased!!
- Scott, January 05, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Glorious Saint's Sword
I've loved the sword of Santa Casilda since I first saw it pictured in Ewart Oakeshott's THE SWORD IN THE AGE OF CHIVALRY (plates 18
- Stanley, December 06, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Excellent Sword
Completely satisfied. Beautiful design, practical, and light weight. Excellent sword, worth the money.
- Philippe, September 05, 2018
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Santa casida sword
Very nice x11 sword.  Hilt with some cosmetic differences from the original sword hilt, like placement of X's on the grip and brass instead of iron cross and pommel.  These are minor.   Look and feel of a historic piece.  (see E. Oakeshot "The Sword in the Age of Chivalry", fig. 18
- William, January 09, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Very nice fit and finish. Blade came very sharp. Overall very pleased with the entire package
- John, February 28, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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This is a gorgeous sword and an excellent deal. I ordered mine on a Wednesday night (sharpened and engraved) and had an issue with my credit card, which I corrected over the phone the next day (Thurs). Customer service at Atlanta Cutlery (where this ships from) was exceptional. My sword shipped on that Friday and arrived on Tuesday. I was afraid it was arriving too quickly, as I ordered it sharpened and engraved, but it was perfect. There are no cosmetic defects, the peened pommel is stunning, with different shades of metals coming together, heavy and solid. Everything is tight, the sharpening and engraving, fantastic. I didn't have any issues with the scabbard being too tight. The scabbard, belt and fittings are beautiful.

- Mike, February 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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Just received mine today,cut few water bottles also cuts paper thin and regular with ease.the writhing on guard and promal is very well done!.love the grip,feel's great in my hand .the balance point is 3and 5/16" from guard.the seath is an upgrad for windless swords,it's perfect not to fancy and not to plane just right.when using it has blade presents but not blade heavy.sword look way better in person.I did research on dark sword armory,sword armory and alibon swords befor buying mine.I found dark sword of armory had some problems with swords breaking and weight of there blades,sword of armory had some sharping,fuller,and very rough peen,s and albion there were some sharping problems,the above are all good swords but when I compared to this windless including cost plus this one I just bought from museum replicas was on sale.I was an easy decision the whole package of the sword of santa casilda was the best deal.I have medieval swords,windless,hanwei,ronin katana-the peened modles and legasy arms and the ones I like the best are the windless.great sword,safe cutting Ray Blundell
- Ray , May 13, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Swift, light and effective!  This is a true sword for the ages.  I love the look and feel of the sword as I parry the forces of darkness. The sword literally hums as it moves through the air.
- Sam, March 18, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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Great sword, well made with a tight scabbard. Only one problem, the scabbard is too tight! It takes two grown men to draw and resheathe the blade.
- Luke, December 17, 2014 | Verified Purchase
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