British Sword of Admiral Nelson. Fighting spadroon of the famous admiral from time of Napoleonic wars.
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This Spadroon sword is a replica of the one worn by the wax mannequin of Lord Nelson on display at Westminster Abbey that was placed there in 1806.
Spadroons of this style were common and popular among naval officer’s of Nelson’s day. The naval spadroon was fast and light, tapered just enough to make for quick thrusts on ship confines, yet wide enough to be an effective slasher. It had just enough heft to ward off the heavier cutlasses used by the lower ranking crews of fighting ships. The 5-ball knuckle guard doubled as an excellent knuckle duster.
The guard and pommel are of brass and the grip is of faux ivory with a centered brass plate. It comes with a leather scabbard with brass accents and hanging rings.
Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (1758 – 1805) was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, all of which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Steel: Tempered EN9 High Carbon Steel.
Overall Length: 37 1/8".
Blade: 31 5/8".
Grip Length: 4".
Weight: 2 lb.
British military swords and sabers.