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Black Prince Letter Opener


Product Code: 63362

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International Delivery Availablefrom £14.99

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Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales, was the eldest son of King Edward III of England. In his early life he was known as Edward of Woodstock after his birthplace in Oxfordshire. He was never known as The Black Prince during his lifetime, the title seems to have originated during the 16th century. He was an exceptional military leader and commanded the vanguard of the English army at the Battle of Crecy when he was only 16. In 1348 he founded and became the first Knight of the Order of the Garter. Edward died in 1376, one year before his father, becoming the first English Prince of Wales not to become King of England. His amazing tomb effigy can be seen in Canterbury Cathedral along with his heraldic "achievements" including helmet, shield and gauntlets. The Black Prince Letter Opener is produced by the world famous Art Gladius workshop in Toledo, Spain. The sides of the pommel are decorated with the words "HONNI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" being Old French for "Evil be to him who evil thinks". This is also the motto of the Knights of the Garter. It features a blackened hilt with red leather grip and a decorated stainless steel blade that will make light work of all but the toughest of envelopes.

Key Features:

  • Crafted from stainless steel
  • Blackened hilt with red leather grip

Size: Length: 47cm Width: 6cm Weight:72g All dimensions are approximate.

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Standard Delivery £4.99: Applies to UK standard delivery rate only.
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