Fernando Alvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, THIRD DUKE OF ALBA, is one of the most important figures in the history of 16th century Spain. His military prowess in the most significant conflicts of his time was combined with his skills as a courtier, where he wielded a great deal of political power.
Don Fernando was trained in the use of arms by his grandfather, Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo, an illustrious soldier who fought in many campaigns under Ferdinand and Isabella and Charles I. The Duke of Alba opted for warfare at an early age and placed himself under the command of the High Constable of Castle and forced the surrender of Fuenterrabia (1524). This feat led to his admission into the Imperial army where he fought on all the great battlefields. His role as a politician shone as brightly as his military career under Philip II.
This beautiful replica sword, has a "sword catcher" and engraved guard. Pommel has floral design. Blade is engraved & polished. It measures 30". This sword is ideal for stage or display. Not full battle ready this sword can be sharpened.
Marto - Espadas y Sables de Toledo
Luxery, high class Swords and Weapons from Toledo, Spain.
Continuing the over 2000 year old tradition of the "Fábrica Nacional de Armas de Toledo"