Up for sale is a beautiful brand new full size one hand medieval sword inspired by knights templar. Knights Templar, or the Order of the Temple, were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for approximately two centuries in the Middle Ages. The Templars' existence was tied closely to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumors about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created mistrust, and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. In 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends to the Order. Many believe that the Order still exists today, but under a different name, and protecting powerful secrets such as the Holy Grail. This sword is forged with careful details to symbols, seals and artistry of the Knights Templar. The blade is constructed with 440 stainless steel. On both sides of the of the swords are engraving of Templar scroll word with the cross of Jerusalem. The blade is unsharpened. In the middle of the quillion style guard of the sword features a golden medallion of a knight on the horse on both sides, the seal of the Knights Templar. On the right hand side of the guard is the alternative seal on a shield. On the left hand side is the Cross of Loraine behind a shield. Detailed scroll work with griffins is found along the rest of the guard. On the handle are two golden medallions, one with a picture of a monk with his mouth sealed, the symbol of the secrecy of the order, the other medallion contains another cross of Lorain, the Holy equal sided cross awarded to the order by the King of Jerusalem. On the steel pommel is a cut out of the cross in gold.