Son of Henry II and King of England 1189-99, Richard I was known as a very powerful king, a chivalrous knight, and a fearless warrior. He was called Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart, but he is best known as the Crusader King for his involvement in the Crusades. This sword bears Richard's initials and famous crest with the three lions. The massive handle of this replica sword is cast in metal (zinc) and finished with either an antique gold patina or silver finish. A cross is embossed on the pommel and rope crisscrosses the handle. The blades of Denix daggers and swords are cast from a metal alloy and cannot be sharpened, making them safe for display in family environments.