MOUNTED KNIGHT 8504 PAC TRAD This impressive statue depicts a fully armored knight, wearing full plate armor, mounted a top a magnificent warhorse. The knight's armor is steel gray in color, with gold colored decoration. The Knight tightly grips his single hand sword in his gauntlet, while the other holds the horse's reigns. This warhorse features full barding, with steel gray plates decorated in gold detail, along with a golden horn atop the horse's brow and a lion's face medallion mounted upon the horse's chest-plate. The entire statue is made cold cast resin, and it has been hand painted to bring every minute detail to life. It stands approximately 13 inches tall.
THE MEDIEVAL KNIGHT In the early Middle Ages the term knight designated a professional fighting man in the emerging feudal system. Some were as poor as the peasant class. However, over time, as this class of fighter became more prominent in post-Carolingian France, they became wealthier and began to hold and inherit land. Eventually, on the Continent of Europe, only those men could be knighted whose fathers or grandfathers had been knights; and the knightly families became known as the nobility.