Crusades

The Crusades were a series of holy wars by western Christians to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims. The Crusades began in 1096 and ended in the late 13th century. The term Crusade was originally applied to European efforts to retake the city of Jerusalem, which was sacred to Christians as the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Thousands of men, and even women, ranging from knights to peasants marched in the Crusades. Many military religious orders combined spirituality with martial ideas of knighthood and chivalry patterned on monasticism. The most famous groups were the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, also called the Hospitalers, and the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, called the Templars. These orders of Crusading knights tried to mediate between the Churchs concerns and the interests of various princes. The Templar knights and Hospitaler knights began to gain popularity and support as they gained wealth. They extended the politics of Western Europe, built and fortified great castles, and sat on the councils of rulers. Join us at Medieval Collectibles and get your Crusader knights clothing, Crusader swords, Crusader armour, Crusader shields, and many other collectibles from this historical period!

Crusader Accessories & Jewelry

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One of the most significant conflicts spanning Europe and the Middle East, the Crusades led to the creation of a number of iconic medieval symbols and motifs. We carry a wide range of Crusades accessories and Crusades jewelry inspired by the various knightly orders and historical battles. Two of the most well-known orders, the Templars and the Hospitalers, are represented within these unique pieces. Our inventory includes a variety of Crusader necklaces, cross pendants, Templar signet rings, knight pin badges, medieval bracelets, and other items. These Crusading knight accessories are perfect for costumes, re-enactments, or gifts for history buffs. Browse our selection, and you are sure to find something of interest!

Crusader Armour

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A long series of battles fighting for control of the Holy Lands, the Crusades remain a critical period of history. Our Crusader armour comes in a range of functional armour designs, including Crusader chainmail, Crusader plate armour, and Crusader leather armour. Our Crusader knight armour includes items like breastplates, bracers, greaves, pauldrons, and more. Many pieces of the medieval armour have iconic symbols like the Templar knight cross, Hospitaler knight cross, and the Teutonic knight cross on them. Medieval knight armour in these styles remains a popular choice for movies, collecting, stage fighting, SCA, LARP, and other historical re-enactment.

Crusader Clothing

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One of the most significant conflicts of history, the Crusades still have an impact on the way we imagine medieval warriors. We carry an excellent selection of Crusader apparel for re-enactors and history buffs. Crusader clothing often included medieval apparel like tunics, surcoats, and capes. The Crusaders wore surcoats to insulate their body from the heavy armour, because the heat of the sun would heat the armour and literally burn them. Crusader surcoats and tunics also circulated air around armour, as they were open at the bottom. Most of our Crusader knight clothing displays common symbols of the Templars, Hospitalers, and Teutonic Knights. Be sure to check out our Crusader belts, boots, and other period garments, as well, as you round out your medieval wardrobe.

Crusader Costumes & Props

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The Crusades linger within popular imagination, making them a frequent inspiration for medieval costume ensembles. We carry the best assortment of Crusader costume apparel on the internet for Halloween, re-enactments, and theatrical performances. In addition to knight costumes for men, women, and children, we also offer excellent Crusader costume accessories and costume props to round out your look. Inspired by the Templar and Hospitaler orders, many of these items show off Crusader cross designs and other bold details that are sure to make your outfit stand out. Show your valiant spirit the next time you need to get dressed up with medieval flair, and choose a fantastic Crusader costume from our selection!

Crusader Daggers

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A Crusader dagger was typically a double-edged blade that was used for stabbing or thrusting during close combat in battle. A Crusader knights last line of defense from an attacker was his medieval dagger, making it an essential item. A Crusader dagger served as another line of defense if a knight lost his sword. Other uses of the Crusader dagger were for cutting, carving, and eating. Many Templar daggers and other knight daggers are highly detailed, displaying the symbols of their order and decorated with jewels. We provide a full line of Crusader knives, Jerusalem daggers, and other medieval companion daggers for both the collector and re-enactor. Some of the Crusader blades are fully functional, while others are for decorative purposes only.

Crusader Helmets

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Crusader helms started out as a simple cylinder with a flat top called a great helm or pot helm. Later, the medieval helm developed into a curved shape that was pointed on top called a sugarloaf helm. This new design of the knights helm deflected the blows from sword, lance, or spear attacks. These types of Crusader helmets had small slits for the eyes and mouth, which provided poor ventilation and poor line of sight. Crusader knight helms were usually put on just before battle because the thick steel used made the design very heavy. We carry many types of Crusader helms like the Crusader great helm, Hospitaler helmets, Crusader sugarloaf helm, Templar helms, and the Crusader bascinet, among others. Do not forget this very important piece of a knights armour as you create your outfit!

Crusader LARP Weapons

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When planning your ensemble for your next live action role-playing event, be sure to arm yourself with gear suitable for your medieval character. The Crusader LARP weapons category includes a fantastic selection of medieval role-playing gear perfect for Templars, Hospitalers, Teutonic knights, and all of the other military orders. Many Crusader LARP swords and LARP shields feature the iconic cross symbols used by the various orders, while others also display details specific to Richard the Lionheart and other unforgettable figures. Our Templar LARP swords and other Crusader LARP blades are sure to impress the next time you head out onto the field of battle!

Crusader Shields

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The most important companion of a Crusader Knight is his shield. A Crusader shield served as the first line of defense for stopping the attacks of the enemy. Many Crusade shields displayed the symbols of the various knightly orders and other intricate designs. The Templars, Hospitalers, and Teutonic Knights all had some form of the cross, which was one of the most popular icons. We bring you an excellent selection of fully functional Templar shields, Hospitaler shields, and other knight shields for SCA battles, historical re-enactments, stage productions, and displaying. These decorative shields and functional shields are sure to impress!

Crusader Statues & Home Decor

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The Crusades were one of the most influential conflicts of history, spanning Europe to the Middle East and lasting nearly 200 years. We carry a fantastic array of Crusader home decor inspired by these historical battles. Our Crusader statues include a range of designs, showing off knights on horseback, standing with swords and other weapons, or posed in other dramatic stances. Other Crusader decor pieces range from medieval cross wall plaques, metal signs, Crusader banners, Crusader cushions, and other medieval sculptures and figurines. Many of these items include designs inspired by specific knightly orders like the Templars, Hospitalers, and the Teutonic knights. Take a moment to browse, and you are sure to find some sort of medieval decor or Crusader collectible that catches your eye!

Crusader Swords

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We recognize that the most important piece of equipment for any knight especially a Crusader was his sword. We carry an excellent range of Crusader swords inspired by the weapons wielded by these historical warriors during one of the most significant conflicts of history. A Crusader knights sword was a prized possession, helping to defend his beliefs and reclaim the Holy Lands. The medieval sword was hand-made by a master blacksmith from high grade steel. Our selection includes many fully functional Crusader swords and decorative Crusader swords. The functional swords will hold up in re-enactments, while the decorative swords look great on display in any castle or medieval home. Be sure to check out our Templar swords, Hospitaler swords, Jerusalem swords, and Richard the Lionheart sword replicas.