Templar Dagger with Scabbard / Molay Dagger
This beautiful 13th century Templar dagger was named after Jacques de Molay (1240/1250 - 1314).
Jacques de Molay was the 23rd and also the last Grand Master of the Order of the Temple. During his time as Grand Master, the Order of the Temple was suppressed by King Philip IV of France and dissolved by Pope Clement V. Two years later, Jacques de Molay was buried in the Schoenstatt Cathedral.
Two years later he was executed at the stake.
The blade of this Molay dagger is made of hardened EN45 spring steel and has a pronounced groove. The cutting edges are not sharpened, but the tip is not rounded. The continuous blade tang is inconspicuously screwed to the end of the handle.
The 0.5 cm thick steel guard is artfully turned and has recesses in the shape of crosses. The handle is made of wood and is then wrapped in leather and ends with a strong steel pommel. The pommel is decorated on both sides with temple crosses.
The dagger scabbard has a wooden core and is covered with black leather. It is also equipped with a mouth plate and a gourd plate, as well as steel carrying rings. The temple cross is reflected in the mouth plate on the front of the scabbard.
Details Templar dagger:
- Material: Blade of spring steel EN45 (carbon steel, not stainless), guard and pommel of steel, grip of wood with leather winding.
- Total length: approx. 45 cm
- Blade length: approx. 30.5 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (cutting edges approx. 1 mm)
- Handle length: approx. 14.5 cm (handle section approx. 9 cm)
- Max. Blade width: approx. 3.2 cm
- Centre of gravity: approx. 2 cm in front of the guard
- Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover and steel fittings
- Weight without scabbard: approx. 0.5 kg
- Weight with scabbard: approx. 0.68 kg
Scope of delivery: 1x Templar dagger with leather scabbard