The summer evening air is perfumed with orange and myrtle, carrying a cascade of memories. You close your eyes and drink in the melody of the place: running water punctuated by a nightingale trill. You fancy you can almost feel the palace’s rosy glow against your shoulders as you walk away.
They called it Paradise on Earth, once. A pearl amongst emeralds. Home to scholars, and artists, and princes. They told you those intricate arches and crystal pools would outlast the eons.
In a sudden rush of rage you draw your sword and swing it hard against the nearest tree. Standing amidst the splintered bark, you stare at the weapon in your hands. The downcurved quillons. The distinctive pommel. The delicate piercings.
It is true, an era has ended. But you’ll bear this reflection of it wherever you may go – and it will bring you justice.
Inspired by the ornate Hispano-Moorish designs of Spain’s Nasrid era, this striking longsword combines a wide, pierced pommel with a decorative ringed crossguard. Despite its extravagant style, the sword is swift and nimble in the hand.
Similar bespoke longswords can be made to order from £700
The pierced and carved hilt is hand forged from hardened steel, providing durable protection. The hardwood grip is wrapped in string and then covered with deep blue leather.
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