Historic Marto Collection
His memory has been kept in the memory of History and Epic, thanks to the Roncesvalles battle (August 15th 778). The Charlemagne's troops, coming back from the siege of Saragossa, suffered in the pirenaic pass of Roncesvalles an attack from the vascue tribes helped by moors. The narrowness of the pass and the weight of their weapons favoured the success of this attack on the carolingian rearguard.
In this tragic event Roland died, but legend took him to the memory of literature (Chanson de Roland, Rolandstat, Orlando Furioso, etc.) as the hero who faced 100.000 sarracens with his magic sword Durendal, a personal present from his lord Charlemagne, and with his horn "Oliphant". Legend says that with a blow of Durendal, he opened a pass on the Pirenees, known today as "Bréche de Roland".
Roland's Sword replica, excelent blade forged in high carbon stainless steel. Hilt made of cast.
Overall length: 117 cm. / 46 Inches