STONE RESIN TILE WITH TEMPLAR CROSS BY MARTO OF SPAIN This Stone tile by Marto looks as if it were retrieved from ruins dated from the medieval crusades. Constructed of quality cold cast stone resin, the tile has the look, feel and even sound of carved porous stone. This Tile Measures 6 inches by 8 inches and is sculpted with the Templar Cross Pattée in high relief. Each tile is gift boxed with Marto seal of authenticity and comes complete with a decorative plate stand that allows the tile to be displayed vertically upon any tabletop or display shelf. Each Tile has a slotted back to accommodate a direct to wall picture frame type mount if desired. And if a larger decorated framework is a desired display choice, a rustic darkened wood frame is an available option and is sold separately. Made specifically to frame these Marto Tiles, the 14-1/2 inch by 12-1/2 inch solid wood frame has the look of wood taken from a cottage or church of medieval antiquity, creating and even grander visual presentation for these unique and highly collectable relics.
• Tile Measures: 6 inches wide x 8 inches tall
• Material: Cold Cast Stone Resin • Each Tile Includes a decorative plate stand OPTIONAL WOOD FRAME
• Frame Measures: 14-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches
• Material: Solid Wood
• Tile & Frame Sold Separately
MARTO of Spain The most popular sword and armour maker in the world. Arguably the best decorative sword and armour maker to date. Marto was founded in 1961 in the old district of Toledo Spain. Their mission is to regain the testimony and the techniques of the master craftsman. Joining traditional hand crafts with modern materials, are a team of men willing to make a daily effort to achieve the unsurpassed quality which Marto is identified with worldwide. All original Marto molds are given the utmost attention so that no detail is neglected. The hilts are shaped from the original piece and are hand finished and polished. The blades are crafted from the finest 420 stainless steel and are fully tempered to 48-53 Rockwell hardness. Marto is also the skilled maker of Suits of Armor, Shields, Pole Arms & Licensed Collectibles (Martespa)
The Order of the Templar Knights(technically The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon) were founded just following the First Crusade of 1096. The Order was initially formed to protect European pilgrims to Jerusalem and back following the conquest. The Knights received official endorsement by the Catholic Church in 1129 and flourished, growing in strength and wealth, until 1307, when bankrupt King Philip IV obtained permission from Pope Clement V to put an end to the Order. Many members in France and elsewhere were rounded up, charged with heresy, tortured, and burned at the stake. The order was officially disbanded in 1312 AD, but legend holds that a group of Knights Templar survived the massacre, went into hiding, and kept the Order alive and growing in strength until today.
The clothing of the Templar, their flags and banners, were to be white in color (symbol of purity and religious vocation) and a cross of broad arms in the color red in the center. This symbol represents the four elements (the cross arms) and the "quintessence" (the center).