The Knights Templar were distinguished by a uniquely shaped cross, known as The Templar Cross, as part of their medieval shield designs and surcoats. Templar Knights a.k.a. Poor Knights of Christ were a monastic order of knights founded sometime in the aftermath of the First Crusade of 1096 to protect European pilgrims coming to the Holy Lands of Jerusalem. They are called the Poor Knights due to the oath of poverty and chastity they promised to take. This oath required them to supply their own means of travel and weaponry and for sometime they relied on alms for their fare and other needs. Also, any wealth and lands that belonged to the knight were donated to the Order in honor of the oath of poverty.
Shield Length: 23.5 "
Shield Width: 18 "
Weight: 4.6 lbs
All is safely packed Ideal to display in knight's armory or in guestroom.
Only people aged 18 and over are permitted to buy the items we offer. Our products are only decorations inspired by the original, thus should NOT serve or be used as a combat weapon.