The crusades saw many knightly orders spring up for various reasons, although few lasted into the modern day. One such order that continues on today is the Teutonic Order, whose emblem and spirit lives on in this impressive Teutonic Crusader Sword. Originally, the Teutonic Order was created to build hospitals, and to help pilgrims as they journeyed towards the Holy Land, but like many orders, they also catered to knights who would fight in the Crusades, thus allowing them to earn their title as knights. This sword is based on the traditional sword that many crusaders would have favored, utilizing a cruciform design that was easy to forge and highly effective in battle. The design remains as effective today as it was then, and this weapon serves well as a highly effective piece that any knight would be glad to own and wield. The sword blade is forged from high carbon steel, which is as light as it is strong and makes this weapon perfect for use in training, combat, and all sorts of other activities. A traditional fuller runs down approximately two-thirds of the sword, serving to lighten its weight, without compromising its strength. The sword also has a good balance, which makes it a delight to carry and wield. The wood hilt is black and fits snugly around a full-length tang, which is peened into the solid steel pommel for added strength and durability. Decorating the pommel is a black cross, similar to the ones that Teutonic Knights frequently adorned themselves with as they went into battle. The cross guard is an efficient and rugged bar of steel that serves perfectly in the task of keeping the hands safe when clashing swords with an opponent. Included with the sword is a matching black scabbard that is crafted from wood and features metal plating about the chape and throat, adding durability to the scabbards classic and rugged look and feel. The sword measures approximately 45 inches in overall length and features a 35.5 inch long blade, as well as a 8 inch wide cross guard and a 8 inch long pommel, which works wonders for both one handed and partial two-handed grips. Please note that this sword is designed for combat and comes with a sharp edge. Whether it is used for practice, stage combat, or actual combat, it should be handled with due care and caution. If you are looking emulate the knights of old, then the Teutonic Order is one such group of knights to emulate and with this Teutonic Crusader Sword, you will be ready to fight alongside such valiant historical warriors.
- Modeled After the Historic Swords of the 12th Century
- Bears the Black Cross Emblem of the German Teutonic Order of Knights
- Blade is Forged from High Carbon Steel
- A Fully Functional, Battle Ready Sword
- Cross guard and Pommel are Solid Steel Construction
- Full Tang and Peened Pommel Lend Impressive Strength
- Includes Wood Scabbard
- Blade Length: 35.5 Inches
- Blade Width: 2 Inches
- Cross guard Width: 8 Inches
- Hilt Length: 8 Inches
- Overall Length: 45 Inches
- Overall Weight: 1.6 lbs.