Generation 2/Legacy Arms version of a Teutonic Knight Crusader Sword features their signature build quality and one tough blade. Third Crusade was issued by Gregory VIII in 1187, after Jerusalem had been recaptured by the armies of Islam under Saladin. Philip and Richard with their armies, departing only in July, 1190, crossed the sea and, after stops at Sicily and Cyprus, landed at Acre, Philip in April and Richard in June, where they joined the siege, and the city surrendered in July, 1191. Philip departed for France in August, leaving Richard in control. The terms of the surrender of Acre included a prisoner exchange and the return, by Saladin, of the True Cross, which he had captured with Jerusalem in 1187. Knights of Crusades – The Knights Templar, The Knights Hospitallers and the Teutonic Knights. Made by Legacy Arms. Key Features: full tang construction high carbon blade polished steel cross guard and pommel Overall: 43″ Blade Length: 34 1/2″ Handle Length: 8 1/2″ Weight: 3.5 Point of Balance: 5″ below hilt Blade Steel: 5160 Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.