Edition Medieval Sword
(Oakeshott Type Xa)
Templar were a monastic military order formed at the end of the First
Crusade with the mandate of protecting Christian pilgrims on route to
the Holy Land, naming themselves "The Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem."
Never before had a group of secular knights banded together and taken
the monastic vows. Although originally a small group of nine knights,
they quickly gained fame largely due to the backing of Bernard of Clairvaux
and his "In Praise of the New Knighthood."
The Templars' fame and wealth grew throughout the time of the subsequent
Crusades, until at last, threatened by their wealth and influence, King
Philip of France had all the Templars arrested on the grounds of heresy
on October 13th, 1307.
This sword is a tribute to those famous warrior monks.
The Templar has a blade with little profile taper and a spade shaped point.
This is a blade with a very long and rather deep fuller, which makes the
sword rather light despite its impressive dimensions.
The pommel is of Oakeshott type H, a thick disc with chamfered edges.
The cross is of style 5: flat arms that flare in width at the ends. This
combination of pommel and cross with a long and fairly broad blade makes
for an absolutely classic sword.
Such a weapon of understated elegance and uncompromising character could
have accompanied a crusader to the holy land.
A Limited Edition Hand Crafted Collectible Sword
is offered in a limited edition of only 500 collectible swords worldwide.
Overall length: 40.6" (103 cm)
Blade length: 34.6" (88 cm)
Blade width: 1.9" (4.8 cm)
CoG: 6" (15 cm)
CoP: 21.25" (54 cm)
Weight: 2 lbs 13 oz
You can customize your
sword's grip color -- see the standard grip colors
Read a review
of the Templar on myArmoury.com
(Type Xa)... $880
now before this limited
edition collectible sword runs out!