There were many great knights who joined the First Crusade, but among them, Prince Tancred was one of the most iconic. In battle, he wielded a sword traditional of his era, but one with specific markings to him, and the Sword of Tancred recreates this blade. Tancred, of House Hauteville, was originally a Norman and a minor lord of Southern Italy, who chose to follow his Uncle to the First Crusade. Tancred, unlike many other knights who went, held himself to a standard of honor and many times, demonstrated qualities that made him appear to be a true knight, unwilling to harm innocents or make vows he had no intention of keeping. This sword has an imposing 2-inch wide blade with a deep fuller that runs almost three-fourths the length of the blade. The hardwood handle is covered in deep brown, soft stitched leather that is accented by brass detailing at its top and bottom. The pommel is double-sided, featuring the Crusader cross on one side and the flower of Galilee on the other (Tancred became the Prince of Galilee at the foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem). Like many blades of its style, it also features a broad, straight cross guard that is hugely effective and yet attractively uncomplicated. Included with the sword is a matching wood scabbard that is covered in brown suede leather and attached to a long leather sword belt. The sword is forged from high carbon steel and it comes unsharpened, but it can be sharpened later by user preference. It is crafted by Windlass Steel. The Sword of Tancred is more than just an iconic crusader sword. It is a noble blade, fit for a great knight and a great warrior, possessing all the hallmarks of a blade worthy of the historic warrior who wielded it.
- Displays iconic Crusader style design
- Unsharpened blade has deep fuller
- Pommel features the Crusader cross and the Flower of Galilee
- Includes a Suede-Wrapped Scabbard with Belt
- Fantastic reenactment weapon or collectible
- Blade is made of high carbon steel
- Handle is made of hardwood with suede wrap
- Wood scabbard is wrapped in suede
- Overall Length: 40 Inches
- Blade Length: 33 Inches
- Blade Width: 2 Inches
- Blade Thickness: 0.18 Inch
- Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz.