The limited edition Arn Templar Sword is a licensed reproduction of the one used in the movie ”Arn the Knight Templar”.
Arn’s sword is based on a type of sword in use in 12th-century Europe, when the film is set. It was important to approximate Jan Guillou’s tale closely and Arn’s sword was designed based on descriptions from ‘The Road to Jerusalem’, as the English version of the novel is called.
Peter Johnsson (who works as designer for Albion) modelled it on a type of sword being used at the end of the 1100s. A well-known representative of this type exists and is preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: the sword of Saint Maurice, part of the imperial regalia of the Holy Roman Empire.
The sword is simple, clean and magnificent, with a long and lean blade, bearing the inscription: ‘In Hoc Signo Vinces’ on the guard (”In this sign thou shalt conquer”). The blade also has three incised crosses, similar to the ones found on the Sword of Saint Marice (Turin).
The Albion Arn Templar Sword features a sharpened high carbon steel blade mounted to solid brass hilt components and a wood grip wrapped in brown leather. Ships in a wooden crate.