The Templars formed at the end of the First Crusade as a group of knights who took monastic vows. They swore to protect pilgrims travelling from Europe to the Holy Land. While the Order began without wealth, living off donations from villagers, the Templar Knights emerged as an extremely wealthy and politically powerful organisation. Threatened by their growing political power, Edward II dissolved the order in 1314, executed the Templars, and ordered the burning of the last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay.
While many of the original weapons were destroyed and or thrown into rivers following the orders of Edward II, a handful of good examples survived. Numerous photographs of the original Two Handed Templar sword are published in “The Journal of Arms and Armour Society”, (Oakeshott, E. “A war sword of the XIVth Century in the Guildhall Museum”). The sword of the crusaders and the Templar Knights, in their crucifix form, exemplifies the archetypical Sword of the middle ages.
The embellishing of the pommel, with its decorative cross, was common on Templar swords. As a medieval weapon, the Two handed Templar sword is an imposing, powerful yet elegant piece. Hefty, yet carefully balanced for optimum functionality, the sword is resilient, reliable and virtually indestructible. meticulously crafted with a 2.3” wide blade, the Templar sword not only provides devastating cuts but can thrust through armor with unrivalled ease. In a nutshell, the Two handed Templar sword is a dependable sword that will last for generations. We are confident that our Elite Series swords will impress even the most discriminating collector.
Limited Edition Elite Series Swords
Darksword Armory’s Elite Series swords are individually hand forged, following the strictest guidelines. The Damascus steel blades, guards and pommels are made with a blend of 1095, 5160, L-6 and O1 steel, giving a stunning contrast to the folded steel layering.
Darksword Armoy Elite models are limited to 100 swords worldwide ! Once sold, we will not be making other examples of the same model. Each sword comes with a scabbard, interlaced sword belt and an Elite Series numbered certificate stamped with the “Darksword Elite” Wax seal. Each certificate is individually signed by Eyal Azerad, owning founder of Darksword Armory Inc.
We are confident that our Elite Series swords will impress even the most discriminating collector.