DELUXE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR Sword (584.1)
The Templar Sword is a handsomely crafted archetype that combines the chivalry, symbolism and battle-honed design of the swords used by these legendary Knights and Protectors of the Faith durring the Crusades. Symbols of the Templar Order abound in extraordinary detail on the handcrafted silver and gold plated hilt to the slender tip of the intricately decorated 420 stainless steel blade. The Templar Cross motif repeats itself throughout, as does the trademark image of two knights astride a single steed, a popular symbol of the religious-military dual purpose of the Knights Templar Order.
The low maintenance 420 stainless steel blade is mirror polished. Overall length 46". Forged with Marto’s world-renown quality, the Templar Sword is a worthy and popular addition to any sword enthusiast’s collection. Decorative use only.
The Knights Templar
The Templar Order was established in 1118 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, honour 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, they did only obey to the Pope and they had properties in all Europe and the Middle East.
MARTO of Spain The most popular sword maker in the world. Arguably the best decorative sword 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. Today Marto brings back to life the original art of the sword from the rapier and foil to the Japanese katana. 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 a skilled maker of Suits of Armor, Shields, & Small Collectibles (Martespa).