KNIGHT'S TEMPLAR SWORD Cadet Edition 8643 Marto This Marto 8643 Cadet Templar Sword is a handsomely crafted archetype that combines the chivalry, symbolism and battle-honed design of the swords used by these ambitious first Crusaders. These Cadet Sized Excalibur Swords measure 29-1/2" overall, and just like their full-sized counterparts their low maintenace blades are mirror polished, fullered, safe edged, and feature an elaborate combination of Templar Crosses, insignia, symbols, and decorative scrollwork, etched upon the blade surface. The factory dull double edge blade is both safe and sturdy, as constructed in 440 Toledo Steel and is fully tempered for strength and flexibility.
The hilt is of antiqued Silver plated Zamak teaming with swirling ivy floral decor, and decorated with Winged Simargl in the grip and cross guard in high relief. The hilt is decorated with medallions and Templar symbols including Shields of Templar cross Pattée, Shields bearing acorn and Fleur-de-lis, and a large golden medallion which resides in the center of the guard depicting two Templar Knights on the same horse — symbolizing both poverty and fierceness. The large round pommel bears a knot weave that encircles a Templar Cross. Each Templar sword is blade stamped with Marto Toledo Seals of authenticity and is boxed with Marto certificates of Origin and Quality. Read more on Decorative Series Swords
The Knight's Templar The Templar Order was established in 1119 to ensure the custody of the Holy places and to protect the pilgrimage routes. The order reached its maximum splendor on the XIII century.
The knights Templar considered themselves as knights of God, honor of the church and of Christianity. Their lema was "NON NOBIS, DOMINE, NON NOBIS, SED TUO NOMINI DA GLORIAM" (Give Glory, Not for us, God, not for us, but for your name).
The Templars fought along side King Richard I (Richard The Lion Hearted) and other Crusaders in the battles for the Holy Lands. It was a very well organized military force and they were the clash forces in all the Crusades. They were in the vanguard during the attack and in the rearguard during the retreat. During a century, they ensured the effective government of the Latin kingdom of Constantinople. They did not pay taxes or tributes, and they had properties in all Europe and the Middle East. Their loyalties observe none for answered only to the Pope.