Sword of Hernan Cortés
Does anybody have better images and information for this sword?

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I have a good Toledo repro of that sword from the 50s.
I don't know how close it is to the original. My grip and pommel are a little different but that guard is very familiar.

I'll take some pics when I get home if you like.
It has a screw on pommel so I can dismount the hilt and take detailed pics of the the guard if you like.
Not that helpful, but here is a picture of Francisco Pizarro's sword from the same museum

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From Real Armeria de Madrid
Hi (sorry for my poor english):

Details of the royal armory catalog:

G 45 Sword-rapier

The blade:

Diamond section blade.
Wolf mark (maybe Solingen made) called "de perrillo".
Lenght : 1.010 mm
width: 32 mm

The guard:

(In spanish)

"La guarnición es de lazo de hierro acerado, blanco: lleva un gavilán vuelto hacia la hoja, y otro que va del guardamano al pomo; un ramal ó guarda de derecha, dos patillas y dos puentes al recazo y pomo elíptico estriado"

The book, in google:

Catalogo Historico-descriptivo de la Real Armeria de Madrid.


Pics of the guard (turistic sword reproductions :-( ) :



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