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Randy Bublitz





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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Spanish Desperta Ferro Sword         Reply with quote

Hi All
Have any heard of a Spanish Desperta Ferro Sword? suppossedly the Almogavars, Aragonese mercenaries of the 13th & 14th centuries would clang their swords on their shields and shout "Desperta Ferro!", (Wake up iron!) as they charged. It has become the motto of Spanish paratroopers. Anyway there is a sword with that phrase inscribed on it on ebay. Claims to be an antique. I am guessing that it is a ceremonial/dress sword from early 20th.

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