The Crusades were a sequence of holy wars by European Christians to recapture the Holy Lands from the Muslims. The Crusades started in 1096 and ended near the end of the 13th century. The name Crusade was originally applied to European efforts to gain control of Jerusalem, which was a sacred site for Christians as the location of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Thousands of men, women and even children, ranging from knights to peasants, marched in the Crusades. Many religious military orders blended spiritual ideas with concepts of knighthood and chivalry patterned on monasticism. The most well-known groups were the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, or Hospitalers, and the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, called the Templars. These knightly orders of Crusaders attempted to negotiate between the Churchs concerns and the interests of various rulers. The Templar knights and Hospitaler knights started to gain fame and assistance as they earned revenue. They spread the politics of Western Europe, constructed and secured castles, and sat on the councils of princes. Join us at Medieval Collectables and find your Crusader apparel, Crusader weapons, knightly armour, Templar shields, and many other collectibles from this historical period!
Crusader Accessories, Crusader Jewelry, and Templar Jewelry
Here at Medieval Collectables, we carry an excellent assortment of items inspired by the Crusades. These Crusades accessories and Crusades jewelry pieces feature inspiration from the bloody battles between the European Christians and the Muslim occupiers of the Holy Lands. Browse to find striking Crusader pendants, Templar bracelets, knight pins, and other accents with medieval cross designs.
Crusader Armour, Templar Armour, and Knight Armour
At Medieval Collectables, our Crusades armour comes in a range of functional armour designs, including Crusader mail, Crusader steel armour, and Crusader leather armour. Our Crusading knight armour includes pieces like breastplates, bracers, greaves, pauldrons, and more. Many items of the medieval armour have important symbols like the Templar cross, Hospitaler cross, and the Teutonic cross on them.
Crusader Clothing, Crusader Surcoats, and Crusader Tunics
At Medieval Collectables, we carry a superb selection of Crusader clothing for re-enactors and history buffs. Crusader attire often included medieval apparel like tunics, surcoats, and capes. Most of our Crusader knight apparel displays standard emblems of the Templars, Hospitalers, and Teutonic Knights. Be sure to check out our Crusades belts, boots, and other historical garments, as well.
Crusader Costumes, Crusader Costume Accessories, and Crusader Costume Props
One of the most significant historical events, the Crusades still affect the way we imagine the Middle Ages. Choose one of the superb Crusades costumes for men, women, and kids that we provide at Medieval Collectables for your next Renaissance fair, Halloween party, or stage production, and you will impress! We carry knight costume accessories and costume props, as well, to round out your look.
Crusader Daggers, Knights Daggers, and Templar Daggers
Medieval Collectables provides a full line of Crusade knives, Jerusalem knives, and other historical companion daggers for fighting or display. Many Templar knives and other warrior daggers are highly detailed, showing the emblems of their order and decorated with gems. Crusader daggers served many functions ranging from defense to use as an eating utensil.
Crusader Helmets, Sugarloaf Helmets, and Great Helms
Medieval Collectables carries many types of Crusader helms like medieval great helms, Hospitaler helms, sugarloaf helmets, Templar helmets, and medieval bascinets, among others. Many Crusader helmets had small slits for the eyes and mouth, which provided bad ventilation and line of sight. Crusader knight helmets were usually put on just prior to battle because the thick metal made the design very heavy.
Crusader LARP Swords, Crusader LARP Shields, and Crusader LARP Weapons
Show off your warrior flair the next time you head out onto the battlefield by picking out top notch Crusader LARP weapons from our products at Medieval Collectables! Our medieval LARP swords, knight LARP shields, and other Crusader LARP daggers provide plenty of choice as you plan your re-enactment outfit. Many period LARP swords and role-playing shields display crosses and other iconic emblems.
Crusader Shields, Templar Shields, and Hospitaler Shields
Medieval Collectables carries excellent Crusade shields in decorative and functional shield designs. Our Templar shields, Hospitaler shields, and other knight shields display many popular cross icons and medieval art, making them distinctive options for SCA battles, re-enactments, the stage, and collecting. A Crusader warrior shield served as his first line of defense!
Crusader Statues, Crusader Home Decor, and Crusader Figures
One of the most prominent conflicts of history, the Crusades can now serve as inspiration for your medieval home decor with the selection of Crusades statues and period decorations from Medieval Collectables! Our Crusader decor includes a wide array of knight statues, Crusade banners, warrior figurines, Templar pillows, steel wall signs, and more. Take a look, and something is sure to catch your eye!
Crusader Swords, Templar Swords, and Hospitaler Swords
Medieval Collectables knows that the most vital piece of equipment for any warrior - especially a Crusader - was his medieval sword. We carry an excellent range of Crusade swords inspired by the blades wielded by these historical knights. Be sure to check out our functional and decorative Templar swords, Hospitaler blades, Jerusalem swords, and Richard the Lionheart replica swords.