In their day, the real musketeers were no doubt quite famous. History, though, remembers them as much for their own historical fame as for the incredible novel written by famous author Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers. Playing off both the iconic image and the historical one, Dark Knight Armoury offers an array of great musketeer themed items, so that you can have your fill of these legendary swordsmen. In the novel, the original three musketeers are Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and their number is bolstered by the main character, DArtagnan, who seeks to join their number and ends up sharing in their adventures. Historically, they were a group of warriors who served the crown, originally founded by King Louis XIII, when he furnished a group of junior guardsmen with muskets. Another group, also called the Musketeers, served Cardinal Richelieu and was named after the same group of royal guards. The traditional look of the musketeer is quite well-known, including high boots, a wide-brimmed hat with a feather plume, a draped tabard often accented by a cross or a fleur de lis, and of course, a trusty rapier. Historically, they would have also used muskets, hence their name. Dark Knight Armoury is happy to provide all of that here.