A Wallace sword should be a part of every collector. Unlike famous sword names like Excalibur, the Sword of Griffindor and Durendal, the damascus steel katana sword is actually a great part of Scotland’s history.
People collect things for many different reasons. Some people may find a specific collection an odd thing. But to a serious collector, it must have stemmed out from a deeper personal reason. Most of the time, people collect because it connects them to a certain memory in their past. There are those who do it due to an attachment to some aesthetics, like dollhouse collecting. Some do it to satisfy a personal taste, like candle collecting. To show individuality is most likely the reason of those who collect weird and unusual objects like horror stuffs. And there are those who find joy in completing a set of action figures from a famous movie.
Most of those who are in the hobby of collecting swords are hooked either because of aesthetic attributes like how a specific era made these weapons and armors. But sword collecting is one of those expensive hobbies. If you do not intend to spend an extravagant amount in this collection, forget it. Special areas and casing has to be planned for each sword that you get. These are not toys make sure they are placed in casings and areas that are safe from being easily reached by visitors, especially kids.
Do extensive research like knowing the type of sword it belongs to, the country of origin, its history, etc. You don’t want to be dumbfounded when somebody asks about your collection. Extensive knowledge on the craft and history of a collection adds a great sense of pride to the collector. It will also be good to check on laws governing weapon buying and importation for your own safety.
The Wallace sword is one of the famous swords in world history and the original is currently on display at the William Wallace monument in Sterling, Scotland. The story of William Wallace was in fact the basis of inspiration for the critically acclaimed movie of Mel Gibson, Braveheart. He lead a troop of people in Scotland to fight against the English at a fight now popularly known as the Battle of Sterling Bridge. Following the successful fight and because of his good leadership, Wallace was anointed as a knight and earned the title “Guardian of the Realm”. The specific date of his birth is unknown but it is believed to have been around the early part of 1270’s. He died on August 23, 1305 when he was sentenced to decapitation by Edward the first. Today, the people of Scotland regard him as a National hero.