Knight Templar Sword, 13thC
Knight Templar Sword, 13th century.
This is a classic type of medieval one handed sword. We will find a lot of original examples of this type, dated to 13th century. We find them in medieval art and historical sources. We can see it also in famous manuscript I:33 (Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK) dated to 1270-1320.
The blade in this sword was designed on the basis of two original blades from this period. This type of crossguard is known from historical sources and museum examples. The whole thing is completed by a classic pommel, typical of the 13th century.
Black leather on the handle and two risers make the whole sword comfortable, classic and plain battle sword.
The time of the presence of the Templar Order covers the years 1119-1312. We cannot say of any known sword that it belonged to the Templar. Their swords had no special features to distinguish them.
However, we know well the European swords from this period, so we know which swords were also used by the Templars.
I named this sword as belonging to the Templar knight, because it can be dated to their times, and that was my idea of it. In terms of historical compliance, it fits both the timing and the style of the knights of this order.
total length 985mm
blade length 820mm
blade width 56mm
blade thickness at the base 5mm