F AITHKEEPER – S WORD OF THE K NIGHTS T EMPLAR The main driving force behind the Order of the Knights Templar was faith. Faith in God, faith in their mission and faith in each other. This sword is a testament to these valiant knights. The finest metal-smiths at Windlass Steelcraft s ® have spent hours on each blade, hand-forging the high-carbon steel for optimal balance, quickness and durability. Holding this piece in your hand, will leave no doubt that this magnificent sword could have defended the Holy Land. The genuine hand- wrapped leather grip and the hand -finished solid steel parts show just how tough and beautiful this sword truly is. The pommel features an inset coin, a tribute to Bohemond II, Crusader Prince of Antioch, while the crossguard is inscribed on both sides with the Latin phrase Christus Vincit ~ Christus Regnat “Christ Conquers ~ Christ Reigns.” The high-carbon steel blade has a deep fuller on both sides and has a pieced cross of the Knights Templar at its ricasso. The sword includes a custom, matching top-grain leather scabbard and period belt, which has been decorated with both the seal and cross of the Templar order. A must-have for any aficionado of Knights Templar history. #501691…$374.95 q ✍ Overall-41" • Blade-33" long, 2" long, 3 ⁄ 16 " thick • Wt-3 lbs. 7 oz.
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K NIGHTS T EMPLAR S UGARLOAF H ELM The sugarloaf style of helm was the forerunner of what would become the great helm and eventually gave way to the lighter weight bascinet style. Our version is one that would have been found at the later part of the 13th cen- tury and the very beginning of the 14th century. Its con- ical top deflects the glancing blows of a sword, while the antique decorative brass cross on the face sports the cross of the Knights Templar. Made of 18 gauge steel, the helm has a soft, padded adjustable liner inside, which allows for a perfect fit. #300552…Reg. $189.95... Catalog Special $159.95 A XE OF THE C RUSADES
The axe was a formidable sidearm of the medieval knight, especially during the crusades. This stout weapon features a large 9 3 ⁄ 4 " blade, which comes expertly sharpened and is pierced with a large cross. The blade has been riveted to the hardwood shaft and has langets for extra support. The grip has been smoothed and wrapped with black leather. All metal parts have been blackened, including the hanging rings at the bottom. Complete with a leather axe head cover. #601065…$149.95 Overall-30" • Blade-9 3 ⁄ 4 " • Wt-3 lbs. 2 oz.
S HORTY C RUSADERS
All stand about 4 1 ⁄ 4 " tall and are made of resin and then hand painted to look like armored crusaders. $14.95 each