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Red Dragon Combat Temple Church Sword

£162.50

Our Temple Church sword is a replica of a sword found in the River Thames in London. The sword, forged in the period between 1300-1350, was discovered opposite Temple Church, the headquarters of the Knights Templar in England. During the 14th century, the gardens of the Temple in London ran down to the river’s edge where this sword was discovered. The discovery location, coupled with the crosses in the pommel, suggests that it is a Templar knight’s sword thrown into the river when the Order of the Temple was dissolved by Edward II in 1314.

Overall Length: 127.5cm
Blade Length: 100.5cm
Blade Width: 5cm
Blade Thickness: 0.4cm
Guard Width: 20cm
Point of Balance: 20cm
Weight: 1356g
Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
Edge: Blunt - 1.5mm
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: OT-TKS201

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £162.50 Incl. Tax: £195.00
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Our Red Dragon Combat Swords feature high carbon EN42J Spring Steel blades that have been forged and tempered to perform like their historical counterparts. They have a core hardness of 45HRC approx. with an edge hardness of 50HRC approx. The hilts feature authentically styled forged guards and pommels constructed from steel, and wooden grips that are masterfully wrapped in leather cord for an aesthetic yet comfortable finish. They come complete with leather-wrapped wooden scabbards and authentically styled integrated leather belts.

Our Temple Church sword is a replica of a sword found in the River Thames in London. The sword, forged in the period between 1300-1350, was discovered opposite Temple Church, the headquarters of the Knights Templar in England. During the 14th century, the gardens of the Temple in London ran down to the river’s edge where this sword was discovered. The discovery location, coupled with the crosses in the pommel, suggests that it is a Templar knight’s sword thrown into the river when the Order of the Temple was dissolved by Edward II in 1314.

The inlaid copper alloy crosses on the pommel are the same as those on the two-handed sword of Edward III at Windsor Castle. Furthermore, just below the guard, there is an inlaid mark in the form of a dagger. The same mark can be seen on Edward III’s sword. It is therefore entirely possible that both swords were made by the same swordsmith.

This is a large sword designed for powerful, slashing blows. It features a long, well-tempered, and flexible high carbon steel blade; the long fuller serving to greatly reduce its weight. The simple cross-guard is forged from steel and typical of the period. The waisted wooden handle is tightly wrapped in brown cord for a durable and secure grip. The large Oakeshott Type K steel pommel features an inlaid copper alloy cross and is held in place by peen block. The leather-covered wooden scabbard features an integrated leather belt and is embossed with the Cross Pattée of the Templar Order, and inscribed with the words “In Nomine Domini” (In the name of the Lord).

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bestseller No
Brand Red Dragon Armouries
Product Use Living History, Test Cutting
Edge Blunt - Sharpenable
Specification

Overall Length: 127.5cm
Blade Length: 100.5cm
Blade Width: 5cm
Blade Thickness: 0.4cm
Guard Width: 20cm
Point of Balance: 20cm
Weight: 1356g
Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
Edge: Blunt - 1.5mm
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

Reviews

Nice and sharp but to wobblyReview by Harm
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The sword looks great , was delivered sharper than expected.an verry light for the length.

Only thing is its wobbly , just by holding it already bends much and when swinging it wobbles all arround .

overall .Nice sword ,it cuts but it would be great if it was a little less wobbly.
(Posted on 12/09/2020)
Red Dragon Combat Temple Church SwordReview by SIMON
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Superb quality and weight, the leather work is very good too. Highly recommended.
Opted for the sharpening service too, exceeded my expectations all round. (Posted on 30/08/2020)
The Good and The Bad. But No UglyReview by John
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So this is my first Red Dragon sword but certainly not my first sword.
Firstly, Ive given a 4 for quality, the sword itself is gorgeous.
The fittings and finish all to a very high standard.
Handle wrapping is tight and firm.
Gap between the quillons and blade is even and acceptable.
Fuller is nice and straight. Scabbard is excellent for the price.
Would make an excellent “dress sword” for reenactment.
The reason I have scored it middling for price and value is unfortunately the blade.
In common with many longswords in this price range ( looking at windlass here) the blade having no distal taper means its exceptionally whippy.
It overly flexes under its own weight. And when swung in drills you can very much feel the blade dragging itself in the air.
I can imagine ( although not tested) that when sharpened this whippiness would ruin any edge alignment not matter your skill level.
Overall, a very pretty sword, with an excellent scabbard belt for the price range. A good dress sword and wall hanger but let down by a very whippy blade. (Posted on 20/04/2020)
Impressive for the priceReview by Kristofer
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This two-handed war sword looks very authentic and has high quality fittings, grip, belt and scabbard for the price I paid (which was £150 when it was on sale). The peen is assembled tightly and there is no rattle or misalignment between the guard and the blade. The blade is rather impressive but far from perfect. There is no distal taper to the blade (instead same thickness throughout), which makes it feel a little less lively than similar swords I own. It is dull, but can be sharpened (haven't gotten around to it yet). Very long and light, thin and flexible blade with a nice satin sheen to it. Feels really good in the hands - authoritative, yet maneuverable - and the grip is super comfortable. The small mark of a dagger above the hilt is rather off putting in my opinion. Other than that, the sword is really beautiful and very good value. I assume it will be rather great for cutting with a well sharpened edge. Probably less ideal when it comes to sparring. 4/5. (Posted on 31/03/2020)

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