Sword of Malta

The Sword of Malta is named after a fierce battle in which the Knights of St John stopped a huge Ottoman flotilla from further advancing into their territory. A deeply carved Cross of the Brotherhood forms a magnificent part of this sword. It provided the point of worship for the embattled soldiers and is symbolic of their devotion. The sword is hand forged with a steel pommel, a solid steel cross guard and a well balanced high carbon steel blade perfect for a stiff and solid thrust. The lustrous grip is actually grooved wood covered in genuine stitched leather. To complement the grip the scabbard is also made of wood sheath covered in thick leather with steel fittings. This allows the sword to be handled at a rakish angle, which was quite popular among the soldiers then. The sword can be sharpened for additional fee.

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