Swords from the Matter of France: Hauteclere (also Halteclere or Hauteclaire)


Hauteclere (or Halteclere, or Hauteclaire, literally “High and neat”) is the sword of Olivier, a character in the medieval French epic The Song of Roland. It is described as being of burnished steel, with a crystal embedded in a golden hilt.

In popular culture

In the video game series Fire Emblem, Hauteclere is the name of an axe wielded by the character Princess Minerva.

The anime, light novel, and manga series High School DxD, also includes Hauteclere as a holy sword wielded by Shidou Irina.

This artifact is a part of SwordTemple Library

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