Crusaders

Are you interested in history of the Middle Ages? The Crusades belong to this part of human history. The term Crusades covers amongst others bloody fights against Muslims, pagans, and heretics – all in the name of God. A crusader could be easily recognized by distinctive signs: the cross and typical arms. You will find crusader costumes, weapons, shields, armour, belts or figures in this section.

The Crusades took place at the initiative of the pope. The Knights of the Cross fought against Muslims, pagans, and heretics in the name of God. Only expeditions to Jerusalem were formerly marked as the Crusades. Later this designation began using to all expeditions against the enemies of Christians. The Knights of the Cross were volunteers. Forgiveness of sins was promised them. Participation in the expedition was condition. The Knights of the Cross composed promise and were identified by the sign of the cross.

The Crusades against Muslims was nine. Pope Urban II declared the first crusade in the 11th century. Last (ninth) crusade against Muslims took place in the 13th century. Then the crusades were organized only on the European continent - against heretics and pagans.

Several military orders were created during the crusades: Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Knights Templar, Order of Saint Lazarus, Order of Mountjoy, Hospitallers of Saint Thomas of Canterbury at Acre, Teutonic Knights.

Many filmmakers and writers keep returning to the theme of the Knights of the Cross and the Crusades. This topic is still interesting and fascinating. If you are interested in the history of the Crusades, you will be interested in products in our e-shop, of course. You can find here costumes of the Knights of the Cross, weapons, armor, shields, belts, or figurines of the Knights of the Cross.

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Why you cannot deliver swords or daggers to Switzerland?

Dear customers from Switzerland, we are very sorry that we cannot deliver swords, daggers, sabres, maces, combat axes, flails etc. to your country. We meet with bureaucratic obstacles at all products that either are or just look as a weapon again and again. We receive all consignments to Switzerland automatically back with an explanation "subject to the import permit." Our logistics partners told us the following: "both goods that are sold only to persons over 18 years and goods that merely look as weapons are subject to import permit. (For example: toy guns are sellable without restrictions in Switzerland, BUT are subject to import permit issued by the Swiss authorities!)". We have found only the following solutions so far: (1) The customer secures collection at our address in the Czech Republic himself (his logistic partner can handle this procedure better), (2) the customer gives us a delivery address in the EU. The disadvantage is that we have to charge the VAT tax in both cases.

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