Templar Sword of Antioch, 13thC
One handed 13th century Templar sword with inscriptions.
This sword design is inspired by some group of original swords in european museums.
That sword reflects a lot of important features of 13th century swords.
Blade is long and wide, stiff but designed more for strong cutting. Crossguard is straight, simple and classic for this type of sword. Large pommel gives nice balance, more close to the hilt.
Inscriptions on the blade is: +NNDNNSNDG+
These are initilas taken from knights Templars motto in latin:
'Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da gloriam'
what means: 'not unto us, O Lord, not unto us; but unto thy Name be ascribed all honour and glory'
In the pommel are two silver coins from crusaders period: Principality of Antioch Bohemund III 1149-1163.
On the sides of the pommel are 4 crosses around.
total length 980mm
bladse length 820mm
blade width 53mm
blade thisckness at the base 5mm
balance ca. 95mm
weight ca. 1310g
'(...) Today I received my sword! I am extremely happy with the craftsmanship, the art and detail of the whole package, great work! As a martial arts student for over 30 years I appreciate the perfect balance, the handling, weight, and symmetry are the best of any sword I own. (...) ' R.F.