Boabdil Short Sword by Marto of Toledo Spain 8646

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Abu `Abdallah Muhammad XII ( أبو عبد الله محمد الثاني عشر‎ Abū Abd
Allāh Muḥammad al-thānī ashar) (c. 1460 c. 1533), known to the
Castilians as Boabdil, was the twenty-second and last Nasrid ruler of
Granada in Iberia.

Son of Abu l-Hasan Ali, sultan of the Emirate of Granada, Muhammad succeeded him in 1482

Muhammad XII soon after sought to gain prestige by invading Castile.
He was taken prisoner at Lucena in 1483. Meanwhile, his father returned
to power and then in 1485, his uncle Muhammed XIII, also known as
Abdullah ez Zagal.

He only obtained his freedom and support to recover his throne in
1487 by consenting to hold Granada as a tributary kingdom under the
Catholic monarchs and not to intervene in the Siege of Mlaga (1487), in
which Mlaga was taken by the Christians.

By the beginning of 1491, Granada was the only Muslim-governed city in Spain.

In 1491, Muhammad XII was summoned by Ferdinand and Isabella to
surrender the city of Granada, which was besieged by the Castilians.
Eventually, on 2 January 1492, Granada was surrendered.


Abu `Abdallah Muhammad XII (c. 1460 c. 1533), known to the
Castilians as Boabdil, was the twenty-second and last Nasrid ruler of
Granada in Iberia.

Son of Abu l-Hasan Ali, sultan of the Emirate of Granada, Muhammad succeeded him in 1482

Muhammad XII soon after sought to gain prestige by invading Castile.
He was taken prisoner at Lucena in 1483. Meanwhile, his father returned
to power and then in 1485, his uncle Muhammed XIII, also known as
Abdullah ez Zagal.

He only obtained his freedom and support to recover his throne in
1487 by consenting to hold Granada as a tributary kingdom under the
Catholic monarchs and not to intervene in the Siege of Mlaga (1487), in
which Mlaga was taken by the Christians.

By the beginning of 1491, Granada was the only Muslim-governed city in Spain.

In 1491, Muhammad XII was summoned by Ferdinand and Isabella to
surrender the city of Granada, which was besieged by the Castilians.
Eventually, on 2 January 1492, Granada was surrendered.

Legend has it that as he went to exile, he reached a rocky prominence
which gave a last view of the city. Muhammad XII reined in his horse
and, viewing for the last time the Alhambra and the green valley that
spread below. The place where this allegedly took place is today known
as the Suspiro del Moro, the Moor's sigh. He grieved his loss and
continued his journey to exile with his mother.

Spanish chronicler Luis del Mrmol Carvajal wrote "Muhammad XII died
near the Oued el Assouad (Black River) at ford told Waqba during the
war between the Marinids and the Saadians."

High Quality Small Sword of the Exclusive Collection "Historic Small Swords" made by MARTO.

Certificate of Origin and Quality. Made in Toledo, Spain.


  • Overall Length: 75 cms - 29 1/2 inches
  • Blade: AISI 420 stainless steel - fully tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness - etched
  • Handle: Zamak with Old Silver Finish
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