The sword of Ivanhoe, disinherited and exiled by his father Cedric the Saxon for swearing love to Lady Rowena.
The story narrated takes place in England in the year 1194, at the time of King Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades, in conjunction with the controversies that divide the Saxons and the Normans.
The Knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe, son of the Saxon noble Cedric, loves, in return, the young lady Rowena. Cedric contrasts the love between the two, as he has already politically decided to marry Rowena to Athelstane with the aim of returning after a long time, a Saxon lineage to the throne and tries to remove Ivanhoe, friend of the Norman king Riccardo Cuor of Leone.
The young man thus participates in the crusades, following Riccardo. John the Landless in the absence of his brother illegally appropriates the throne. Upon returning from the Crusades, Ivanhoe participates in a tournament in which he manages to win against all the champions affiliated with the usurper. The defeat weighs on the pride of the Norman nobility who will make him prisoner with his father Cedric, Rowena and Athelstane. King Richard with the help of Locksley (Robin Hood), will be able to free them, so that Ivanhoe will be able to marry Lady Rowena.
In some parts of the novel, the way in which hatred and envy are manifested towards Isaac of York and his daughter Rebecca, this denotes the anti-Semitism already present in the period under consideration, far in advance of what it happened in the last century of the twentieth century. (from Wikipedia)
The sword has a steel blade shelled up to the middle and a brass-plated metal hilt with elso arms decorated with two facing lions.
- 420 cm steel blade 82.5 cm
- total length 101 cm
- excellent finishes
- Blade width 6 cm