This Knights Templar Dagger is made of high carbon steel making it light weight. The dagger features a wood scabbard wrapped in leather with polished steel accents. The handle is wood, wrapped in leather. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.
Why did Gen2 use the 12th Century sword to make the Dagger of the Third Crusades? For one, its simple cruciform design made it a historically popular form for many years between 900-1600 A.D., and it was used by many European countries. Second, the length of the blade made it not only easy for ground fighting but also made it long enough to use from horse back as well.
The First Crusade was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II with the dual goals of liberating the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslims and freeing the Eastern Christians from Muslim rule. The Second Crusade was launched in 1147 under the Kings Louis VII and Conrad III respectively but failed to win any major victories, launching a failed pre-emptive siege of Damascus, an independent city that would soon fall into the hands of Nur ad-Din, the main enemy of the Crusaders .The Third Crusade was issued by Gregory VIII in 1187, after Jerusalem had been recaptured by the armies of Islam under Saladin. Philip and Richard with their armies crossed the sea and, after stops at Sicily and Cyprus, landed at Acre, where they joined the siege, and the city surrendered in July 1191. Philip departed for France in August, leaving Richard in control. The terms of the surrender of Acre included a prisoner exchange and the return, by Saladin, of the True Cross, which he had captured with Jerusalem in 1187.
- Includes Scabbard
- Functional Battle Ready Dagger
- Made Of High Carbon Steel
- Cross Guard And Pommel Are Solid Steel
- Full Tang Construction
- Blade Length: 12.5 Inches
- Handle Length: 7 Inches
- Overall Length: 19.5 Inches
- Balance Point: At Cross Guard
- Weight: 1 lb. 9 oz.