Crusader Templar Cross Belt – Black Veg Tan Leather
A medieval or renaissance themed belt great for LARP, SCA, fantasy and cosplay clothing and costume.
The belt has 16 crusader cross belt mounts made from 100 brass with a large brass buckle. All fittings are securely riveted for durability.
The Knights Hospitaller or Knights of St John cross originated from the Italian city of Amalfi during the 11th century and adopted by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 12th century. Used during the crusades the cross was a symbol of the eight obligations of the Christain warrior. In 1530 The Knights Hospitaller was given rule over the Island of Malta and the (Maltese) cross has been associated with Malta ever since and remains the symbol of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
The eight points of the cross symbolise the obligations of the knights to love justice, be merciful, be sincere and wholehearted, to endure persecution, repent one’s sins, give proof of humility and to live in truth and have faith.
This is a heavy duty belt made from 4mm thick Black veg tan leather with a strap width of 45mm (1.75") suitable for use as a sword belt.
Make Your Own Medieval believes in sustainable environmental practices and we are actively moving away from chrome tanned leather to veg tan leather products which are less damaging to the environment. Vegetable tan leather also has a higher durability, strength and better colour and tone than chrome tanned leather.
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