The Temple Church sword from Red Dragon Armoury is a reproduction of a sword that was found in the River Thames in the vicinity of the Temple Church in London – the headquarters of the Knight’s Templar in England. The original was likely created in the first half of the 14th century and its date and the location of its founding make it possible that the sword was hurled into the river after the dissolution of the Order of the Temple by Edward II in 1314. A finely crafted sword, it has some markings that match a different, but similar sword made for Edward III; an inlaid brass cross in the pommel and a sword-shaped maker’s mark inscribed into the fuller on a single side. It seems likely that Edward III’s sword came from the same maker or workshop that created the Temple Church Sword.
This reproduction has a blade forged from EN42J high carbon steel which has a tempered hardness of 45 HRc (approx) with its edges hardened to 50 HRc (approx). The large and broad blade was designed for sweeping blows and powerful cutting strikes from a professional warrior. The guard and pommel are crafted from steel and the pommel has an inlaid brass cross on both sides. The sword is durably mounted into the hilt with a solid peen over a pommel block and the sword is finished with a wooden grip which is bound in leather.
The sword comes with a wooden scabbard which is overlaid in matching leather. The protective chape is steel and the integrated sword belt is of leather. The scabbard is embellished with the Cross Pattée of the Templar Order and the motto “In Nomine Domini” (In the name of the Lord).
Please Note: The shape of the grip can vary in regards to how much taper it has beneath the crossguard due to handcrafted variation between each one
Jared G. (verified owner) –
The sword came in exactly as pictured. The craftsmanship exceeded my innitial expectations. The blade however came blunt though, not sure if I didn’t choose the sharpening service when I thought I did, but it’s nothing I can’t take care of myself.
Sword aesthetically looks very good, build quality is ok not the best but my biggest problem is the blade is very thin and floppy so take that as you will
I got a replacement for the first one I ordered due to a stress fracture in the blade. Second one I got was worst then the first one in terms of build quality item came scratched up, hilt was badly bent, blade was warped, and fittings are poorly assembled. Definitely save your money