La Tizona

tizona

Tizona, is an ancient sword of legend!   The great Spanish medieval warrior, El Cid,  used La Tizona to battle the Moors.  It is one of Spain’s most cherished and important relics, a national treasure, that can be found at the Museo de Burgos in Burgos, Spain .

In 1999, a small sample of the blade underwent metallurgical analysis which confirmed that the blade was made in Moorish Córdoba in the eleventh century and contained amounts of Damascus steel, which was purposely forged to create some of the sharpest and strongest swords ever created in history.