Denix Saber of Pirate Edward Teach "Blackbeard" - England - 1718

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DENIX SABER OF PIRATE EDWARD TEACH "BLACKBEARD" - ENGLAND - 1718

Item no: 4197
Colonial and pirate 1492-S. XVIII

DETAILS

Replica of the saber of famous pirate Edward Teach "Blackbeard".

HISTORY

Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, pirates ravaged shipping traffic and metropolitan ports in America, and in the early eighteenth century, placed their bases on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. Among these pirates of the Caribbean were formidable captains like the famous Blackbeard, who aboard "Queen Anne's Revenge" expelled the Caribbean and the Atlantic coast of North America.

He began his criminal activities under the command of Benjamin Hornigold after the Spanish Civil War (1700-1713). Teach was impressive with his tall stature and most notorious physique, a long, thick black beard, which made him truly intimidating and imposing. He was still armed with several sabers, knives and three pairs of pistols; he smoothed his beard with cannon wicks which he lit when he went into battle: those who saw him fighting, with a cloud of smoke around his head, said he looked like the devil.

In May of 1718 he blocked the port of Charleston, surrounded the city and kidnapped several citizens, by whose freedom he requested an unusual rescue: a box of medicines. Their fleet has been reached and defeated; Teach received five bullets and several saber wounds, was beheaded and his head hung in the Hampton Garrison yard.

Avothea Gent is the recommended reseller of Denix replicas in Belgium.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 Brand

Denix

Type

Saber

Colour

Grey, Gold

Length

81

Material 1

Metal


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