Sword of St. Maurice - Oakeschott Type XI

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A replica of the 11th century sword used in the coronation of Holy Roman emperors. The hilt is adorned with the eagle crest of the Empire on one side of the pommel and the personal arms of Otto IV (1198-1218) on the other. The guard is engraved with 'CHRISTUS VINCIT, CHRISTUS REGNAT, CHRISTUS IMPERAT.' (Christ Conquers, Christ Reigns, Christ Rules). The blade is through-hardened 1566 high-carbon and manganese spring steel (a type used for high-end katanas) tempered to 52-54Hrc. A wood core leather wrapped scabbard with steel fittings is included.

The original is housed in the Weltliches Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) in Vienna:

length: 43"
blade: 37 1/4"
blade width: 1 3/4" at guard
blade width: 1" at 2" from tip
guard: 7 3/4"
grip and pommel: 5 1/4"
leather wrap: 3 5/8" (and quite slim!)
balance point: 7"
weight (sword): 2 lb 12.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 7 oz

Price: $370

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