Archsword of Victory

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Known throughout the history as: Sword of Victory, Phra Saeng Khan Chaiyasi

Archsword Possessor(s): King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) of Thailand

Sword of Victory (also Phra Saeng Khan Chaiyasi), the sword’s history has been shrouded in myth and legend. In 1784, Chao Phraya Apai Pubet of Cambodia received the blade from a fisher who found in it in Tonle Sap when it was caught in his fishing net. He gave it to King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) of Thailand, his suzerain at the time. According to legend, it was said that the moment the blade arrived in Bangkok, seven lightning strikes hit the city simultaneously, including the city gate, where the blade entered, and over the main gate of the Grand Palace.

One of the 111 Archswords of the Sword Temple

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