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Crusades

Museum Replicas carries a wide & well researched selection of top quality clothing, weapons and armor of this turbulent period. You will be the envy of every knight. Were Richard the Lionheart alive, he undoubtedly would have enjoyed our line of romantic, regal attire and the battle ready weapons, shields and armor. 

Crusader Swords

The age of the Crusades saw a wide variety of weapons in use and MuseumReplicas.com has the largest selection of these historical weapons for the enthusiast and re-enactor.

 

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Crusader Chainmail Armor

Medieval mail armor was the first line of defense against enemy weapons. Museum Replicas offers one of the widest ranges of steel and aluminum chainmail on the market. From darkened steel to riveted aluminum, we are a one stop shop for period mail shirts and coifs.

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Crusader Helmets, Greaves & Vambraces

Protecting oneself in battles, whether small or large, was an absolute must during the Crusades. From the knight called upon to defend a kingdom to those jousting in times of peace, the need to defend oneself was essential. Museum Replicas carries an extensive line of body protection, from chain mail and leather protection to full suits of armor. 

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Crusader Shields

Museum Replicas offers a wide range of historical shields from the Crusades, both for decor and battle ready use.

 

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Crusader Tunics, Capes and Robes

Both re-enactor and fair-goer alike will find the selection at MuseumReplicas.com of period shirts and tunics to be some of the most authentic on the market. From simple cottons to rich velvets and brocades, our line of period shirts and tunics are sure to please every enthusiast of the age of the Crusades.

 

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Crusader Flags

Flags have been a part of armies and battlefields for as long as we can remember. Museum Replicas offers a wide variety of historical flags from the Crusades.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Arming Cap, Quilted

Great arming cap. I wear it under my MRL Mail Coif and my MRL Visored Bascinet. Now the Arming Cap itself is a touch on the thin side, BUT if it were any thicker whatsoever my mail and helmet would be too tight. As of now they all fit perfect!! Not just trying to get reward points here. This arming cap is well put together and made to last, and mine has seen plenty of Renaissance Faires! Grab one,  you won’t regret it 👍😊
Reviewed by: Casey, October 19, 2018

Review of: Templar Tunic

Crafted in a way to resemble the period was what drew me in. I recommend this item to anyone who is looking authenticity. Shipping was fast.
Reviewed by: David, October 06, 2018

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

Quality material, fit and realistic.
Reviewed by: Jim, September 21, 2018

Review of: Crusader Wooden Shield

Absolutely Beautiful!, Beyond expectations. Quality material. Strapping firmly attached.
Reviewed by: Jim, September 21, 2018

Review of: Mail Armor Coif

Quality material, fit and realistic.
Reviewed by: Jim, September 21, 2018

Review of: Leather Swordsman Vambraces

I have always been into medieval stuff so thank you!
Reviewed by: Ian, June 03, 2018

Review of: Helmet of Castile

I flipped out when I first saw this helm in the Museum Replicas catalog and had to have it! When i got it it was heavier than expected. But it is magnificent! I wear this with my Knights Templar tunics and it has made me feel more like a lord, rather than just a knight. I display it in my library on a stand, when I am not wearing it.
Reviewed by: David, May 04, 2018

Review of: Falchion Sword

I just received my Falchion from MRL, when it went on DoD I had to grab it, despite some reviews calling it a battle machete or poorly balanced ( which seems to be a misconception of the historical Falchion)  I was surprised to hold a wonderful weapon.  The PoB is about 4 and a half from hilt, good for a slicer but handles well in the recovery and is not the "medieval machete " many reviews called it.  It is a slicing sword, and is balanced as such.  The nice heavy pommel aids in recovery as well.  Very nice piece, would definately recommed.
Reviewed by: Brian, March 30, 2018

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

The craftsmanship of this blade was impeccable.  I ordered this sword on December 29th, 2018 and received it on March 28th, 2018. Three months was a small price to pay for such a well-made sword!

Reading some of the other reviews here, and even seeing some of the videos covered on this product on YouTube had worried me a bit after ordering, though having the sword in hand made me smile.  It completed defied any of the negative rumors, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it surpassed all of my expectations.

For someone like me who belongs to a Living History Group, a seriously under-rated feature of this product is the scabbard and sword-belt.  This belt is not only beautiful, but functional.  Past belts have dramatically sagged from the weight of pouches, swords, and other trinkets/bobbles.  This girdle is one of the finest upholstery I've ever warn. I can put it on once over my armor, and be sure I will never have to readjust it until it comes time to take it off. Marvelous!

The blade itself captures the spirit of the Knights Templar. While it may be a bit more fantastical than what the majority of most Templars owned; historically speaking, it resonates the mantra of the Templar code, which to me is far superior to 100% flawless accuracy. That is not to dismiss this sword as being fictional.  It's components are very believable, and are affixed from a variety of different realistic sword styles.

The pommel, is a very nice touch. It adds nice counterbalance to the blade. More-over, the design upon the pommel's face is perfect.  It is important for me that a Templar sword have the Psalm 115 invocation, as well as the sigilum militum X pisti, and they managed to incorporate both.

They did a good job using actual Templar heraldry, and not just stereotypical cross shapes. this is a sword made passionately by medievalists, for medievalists. And I will maintain this was one of the best purchases I've ever made.

A special thanks to Museum Replicas and Atlanta Cutlery!
Reviewed by: Dane, March 29, 2018

Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar

As a descendant of a Templar Master, I couldn’t choose a better symbol to honour my lineage. When I purchased my sword, I decided to have it sharpened so it was true to the heart of the Templar code.
Because my sword is sharpened, I am unable to engage in combat, and I intend to purchase a second one unsharpened. When I take to the field of battle, I shall wear both swords, along with a finely crafted metal Templar shield.
I take my connection with the Templar order very seriously, as with other great figures of history from my family tree.
I have used my sharpened blade for testing the edge, for ease of use in combat, and those who say it is too heavy, I strongly disagree, the sword is well balanced, and can easily change direction of your swing while maintaining the same strength of the blow.
If you find it too heavy, then you need to strengthen both arms with practice.
Reviewed by: Michael, March 19, 2018