ST.JAMES TUNICS MF1519 & CLOAKMF1524BY MARTO OF SPAIN Marto of Spain is world renown for quality and this Tunic and Cloak are no exception. Made of 100% cotton these garments of the Knights of Saint James of the Sword feature the Order's red "sword-cross" emblem sewn into each garment. These garments reflect a typical style worn by Knights of Saint James of the Sword who were openly active during Middle Ages and years of the crusades. The Cloak comes in one Size measuring 78 inches from top of hood to bottom of cape. In fully opened position the cloak measures 9.5 feet from side to side. Each cloak includes a beautifully decorated adjustable leather cloak clasp. The Tunic comes in one size, a 48" length and 56" chest, loosely fitting, allowing much room for error, although, simple in design, each can be easily altered to ones personal preference. (Belt and chainmail shown not included - sold separately)
• Tunic and Cloak Sold Separately • Historically Accurate
• Material: 100% Sturdy Cotton • Weight: approx 3.2 lbs (tunic) 4.8 lbs (cloak) • Tunic Chest: 56"
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 Knights Order of St. James of the Sword
Following the example of the Templar Knights, about the year 1158, a group of thirteen Castilian knights decided to take a vow of protecting who were traveling to Santiago de Compostela. Some years later, in 1171, the knight's decided to take monastic oaths under San Agustin's rule, and later they received the official recognition of the Pope Alejandro III. Their functions were exclusively military having their headquarters in Montalban (Aragon). The knights of Santiago only admitted nobles to their brotherhood. At the middle of the XIIIth century the Crown was intervening directly in the appointment of the Order's grand Masters and in 1485 the Order's Grand Master was none other than the king. The cross is the symbol of Christianity and God's protection; the white colour is the symbol of purity and the red colour symbolizes the blood of Christ. The red sword-cross known as the "Cross of St James" is represented as a red cross flory or flowered cross over a white field, where the shape of the cross is actually the blade of a sword. REF/CREDITS