The Crusader Sword

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There are few conflicts in History as intriguing and blood as the Crusades. he First Crusade took place between 1096 and 1099. Led by the Roman Catholic church, under Pope Urban II, as a military expedition. The goal was to regain the holy lands lost to Muslims in the conquest of Levant (632-661 A.D.) 

This type of blade would have seen combat as it was carried across now a-days Turkey, Syria and Jerusalem. With a tempered High Carbon Steel blade, this piece is as gorgeous as it is functional. The Crusader sword, like many of its historical counterparts, is regarded as the quintessential sword of the crusading knight. Richly ceremonial due to its symbolic shape, the Cruciform swords of the Crusading period were designed with proportions of perfection of form and harmony. Some sources speak of “divine proportions”; a complex geometry which flowed to represent the harmony of nature. The formula of these ‘proportions’ were used to create ‘golden triangles’ and ‘golden rectangles’ which were commonly applied to architectural designs. In ‘The Noble art of the Sword’, Tobia Capwell wrote that the use of the ‘divine proportions’ led to the belief and acceptance that swords could have artistic merit beyond the notion of ‘practicality’. Classically styled, the Crusader sword was designed with the ‘proportions’ in mind. The simple yet elegant sword, topped with the circular wheel pommel, was carefully fitted to a blade offering exceptional reflex, balance and control. The sword is responsive, quick, resilient yet flexible. The sword has a sharply tapered cut and thrust blade. When in hand, the sensation, is that of an extension of ones arm. Although minimalist, the crusader sword is of stunning complexity. The Crusader sword is made from 5160 High Carbon steel. Peened pommel and mild steel fittings. The wood handle is wrapped in high quality distressed cognac brown leather and stitched at the side

 

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core
Guard and Pommel: Mild Steel
Overall Length: 34 3/4 inches
Blade Length: 27 3/4 inches
Blade Width at Guard: 2 1/16 inches
Grip Length: 4 1/2 inches
Pommel: Peened
Blade Sharpness: Sharp
Thickness: 5.3mm – 1.3mm
Weight: 2.65 lbs
POB: 4 inches

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SKU:
WM0020

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