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Perilʹlo Swords

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Perillo is a “little stone,” a mark by which Julian del Rey, a famous armourer of Toleʹdo and Zaragoza, authenticated the swords of his manufacture. All perillo swords were made of the steel produced from the mines of Mondragon. The swords given by Katharine of Aragon to Henry VIII. on his wedding-day were all Perillo blades.

The most common inscription was, “Draw me not without reason, sheathe me not without honour.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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