The Warrior Set is a true military representation of your family heritage! Your set comes complete with your heritage sword, a family shield bearing your family coat of arms, and a framed history of your family name. As we research and gain insight into your country of origin, we will complete your warrior set with a sword corresponding to your heritage.
In battle, a knight dressed in armor from head to toe was barely recognizable to either friend or foe, so a new method of identification became necessary. The result was special markings painted on the knight’s shield and on the coat worn over his armor. So, we see that Heraldry began as the mark of the warrior!
In medieval times, the sword was the most personal, prestigious, and versatile weapon for close combat. The heavy sword of medieval chivalry had a large hilt, with a large protective guard or pommel at the top. The blade was straight, double-edged, and pointed. It was fabricated through repeated firing and hammering, known as tempering. Toledo, Spain was a globally renowned center of the craft.
The beautifully decorated shield included in this set is fabricated in steel and features your family coat of arms in bronzed-steel embossing, mounted over baked enamel finishes. It is equipped with chain hangers and brackets for attaching one or two swords to the back of the shield. All coats of arms on your beautifully decorated shield are hand painted using true old-world craftsmanship.
The individual hand painted Family Crest Shield, custom hand crafted in Toledo, Spain is an ornamental triangular shield made of steel and converging in a point at the top. The frame is ornamented with brass.
A brass plated sheet is riveted in the center, onto which a riveted copper knight is individually hand painted to depict your family coat of arms.
Each Sword is certified and engraved with the stamp “Marto-Toledo” to signify that it was designed, developed, and manufactured in Toledo, Spain by recognized expert artists, craftsmen, and sword masters to bring you the very best quality heritage sword.
A mount is also included so you can proudly display and celebrate the weaponry used by those who came before you.
Each family name history includes your name’s country of origin, the meaning of your name, and a wealth of fascinating historical records.
All family histories also bear a Seal of Authenticity.
Included in this package is an old-world map of the country from which your family first originated. An impressive visual display from whence you came, the place your forefathers proudly called home and fought to defend centuries ago!