Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar or better known as El Cid was a Castilian nobleman who conquered and controlled Valencia after his exile. El Cid means ?the lord? in a mix of Spanish and Arabic. He had two swords: Tizona and Colada. El Cid won Colada from the Count of Barcelona and gave it to one of his sons in law, but reclaimed it when he mistreated his daughter. A sword that is thought to be Colada is now exhibited at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
This richly decorated version of the Colada has a length of 102 cm. The grip and the pommel are finished with brass, the blade is engraved.
This sword is an Oakeshott type XVIIIc.
Length: 100 cm;
Weight: 1400 g;
Steel type: Stainless steel;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Steel, Brass;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.