The Generation 2 / Legacy Arms Templar Dagger features a red cross to match our Templar Knight Sword.
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 departed in July, 1190, crossed the sea and after stops at Sicily and Cyprus, landed at Acre. Philip in April and Richard in June, 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.