Join Date: Aug 2014
According to my sources, the blade contains a large ammount of damascus-steel.
I'm relatively sure, it was forbidden to export damascus-steel raw material in these times(!).
So it is possible, that Tizona was forged in India or maybe Iran and later conquerred, bought by or given as a present to Europeans.
The sword got two inscriptions:
IO SOI TISONA FUE FECHA EN LA ERA DE MILE QUARENTA
"I'm Tizona, made in the year 1040"
AVE MARIA ~ GRATIA PLENA ~ DOMINUS TECUM
"Hail Mary ~ Full of grace ~ The Lord is with thee