Christopher Columbus was a geographer and sailor, who conceived a project of exploring the Indies by sailing westwards. Christopher Columbus unsuccessfully proposed this project to several crowns and fortunes of Europe, but it went against the most generalized beliefs of that time because it was based on the theory of a spherical Earth.
After twenty years with many difficulties he eventually gained the support of Spain and it “Catholic Kings”. He was granted three boats: Pinta, Nina, and Santa Maria. On August 3rd, 1492, our personage departed with his crew from Palos harbor (South Spain).
On October 12th, 1492 reached what we know as America, landing in Guanahani Island (San Salvador), the discovery of a new continent had taken place in history!
The Christopher Columbus sword has a tempered steel double edged blade, decorated on the upper part with an engraving depicting the three caravels crossing the sea. The hilt is 24K Gold plated metal.
The quillons are short, depicting two sea monsters with curved tails, and in the center an anchor head shaped plaque in burnished metal. The disk-shaped pommel is 24K Gold plated surrounding a Silver-plated central plaque of the seal of the Spanish Royal Navy decorated with figures in relief. The handgrip is covered with red velvet and wrapped with a 24K Gold plated metal string.