Knights Templar Swords

The Knights Templar, formed in 1118 and disbanded in 1307, are surrounded by myth and legend, up to the disappearance of their naval fleet just before King Phillipe of France moved to have all the Templars arrested and their assets seized. Some say the fleet likely found refuge in Scotland and in fact, some scholars contend the very Scottish victory over the English at Bannockburn in 1314, that which ended the English designs on Scotland, was due to a mounted charge of Templars throwing themselves into the battle. The connection here with the Skull and Crossbones is that it was the Knights Templar marine battle flag.

The Scottish destination of the Templars in 1307 is further implied by the presence of a large number of Templar gravestones found there. The concentration of these anonymous, spartan gravestones, as the centuries go by gradually develop more elaborate designs including, masonic images, maltese crosses and in some cases the skull and crossbones itself on the undated flat stones which also bore the outline of the particular Knights Templar Sword.

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