Legacy Arms Hospitaller Sword - designed by Bruce Brookhart
Reminiscent of a time when honor, courage and loyalty along with vows, oaths and duty were bound to flesh and enforced in steel. Hold the Brookhart Hospitaller Sword and Dagger in your hands and allow your spirit to be whisked away to Jerusalem in the 11th century. The embossed cross on your sheath shows your pledge to the Hospitaller knights donning a black surcoat with a white cross on the chest.
Well balanced, the 33 1/4" high carbon steel blade thrusts easily on foot or from horseback while the fuller lightens the blade for swift cuts while weaving your blade in combat. Counter balanced by the solid round steel pommel, the textured leather handle becomes one with your body and extension of your will. The arched hilt and quillons are classic in design of this type of cruciform sword and appropriate for kneeling in prayer.
The accompanying Hospitaller Dagger (IP-613) complements the sword nicely while the 12 3/4" high carbon steel blade makes for a deadly close-quarters weapon. Both sword and dagger are concealed in black leather wrapped wood core sheaths for secure carry.
Each piece represents a symbol of your fidelity to the order and the oath to protect the innocent, punish the wicked and help the ailing.
About the Knights Hospitaller
The Knight Hospitallers are the third of the best know Monastic Orders that fought in the Holy Lands. The Cistercian order wore a Black Surcoat with a White Cross centered. Founded as a healing order, they could often fill the position of a battlefield medic. After the ranks of the Knight Templers were decimated, at least in the Holy Land, at the Battle of Hattin, the Hospitallers stepped in to shore-up Richard the Lionhearts forces during the Third Crusade. This was fortuitous for King Richard in as much as King Phillip II of France fell-out with Richard and withdrew from the Crusade after the Battle of Acre.