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Masonic Knights Templar Swords
Most Knights Templar swords accessible today are formal or emblematic swords. They aren’t intended for battling or to be utilized as a weapon. They are likewise not the same as the swords utilized in the middle Ages by the Knights Templar to ensure travelers and battle battles during the Crusades.
Blades utilized by the Templars of those days were plain, and not enhanced like Masonic swords of today.
Knights Templar blades are important and can be given starting with one age then onto the next.
Features of a Knights Templar Sword
Sheath: The sheath of a Knights Templar sword could be nickel-plated or gold-plated. Nickel-plated Knights Templar swords generally had a place with Sir Knights while gold-plated sheaths are for Commanders in the United States or preceptors in Canada. The markings on the sheath rely upon the maker.
The pommel of Sword: Typically, the pommel of Masonic Knights Templar swords is depicted with the head of a knight.
Grip: Most Knights Templar swords have a black or ivory grip. The grip will usually have the cross and crown emblem of the Order on it. Some will have a Christian cross or a cross and triangle. Grips can also have the initials of the sword owner on them.
Knuckle guard: Many swords have the cross and crown on the knuckle guards, while others have a knight’s head.
Blade: Most Masonic Knights Templar swords have fancy edges with lily work and crusader scenes. The name of the proprietor is quite often engraved on the cutting edge.
A Brief History of American Sword Manufacturers
It’s possible that the formal sword you own was made by a producer in this section if you have an old Knights Templar blade and live in the USA.
In 1850, Frank Henderson of Michigan began making swords and clothing until he passed on in 1899. His organization stayed until 1923 preceding it was purchased by The M.C. Lilley and friends.
Straight to the point Henderson momentarily cooperated with Theron F. Giddings from 1871 to 1873, however, the organization broke out of the association. After this, Henderson began circulating blades and formal attire for the Ames Sword Company for around 20 years until the two organizations converged in 1893.
In 1894, Henderson purchased the E. A Henderson Regalia processing plant and the organization proceeded after he kicked the bucket in 1899 till 1923 when it was purchased out by The M.C. Lilley and Company.
The manufacturer of your Masonic Knights Templar blade may have been one of these sword producers if your sword is an old Masonic Knights Templar blade and you live in the USA.
If your Knights Templar blade was made in America somewhere in the range of 1850 and 1953, it was probably made by one of the producers referenced previously.
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