templar sword of sir knight samuel allen






Templar sword blade detail

Templar sword blade detail

Templar Sword of

Samuel B. Allen

Posted November 7, 2011

This Knights Templar sword belonged to Samuel B. Allen and was made between 1882 and 1923. The current owner of the sword is generously offering to hand it over to any living descendant of Sir Knight Allen if they would like to recover it for their family. Otherwise Allison will accept offers for this beautiful sword, and donate the proceeds to the Shriners hospital for children. Either way, it reflects very well on the honor of Sir Knight Allen, as well as on the Masons in her own family. Allison's father was a Mason and antiques dealer who acquired the sword for his collection. He was following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Hiram King Glessner 32, who was born in 1895 and was a contemporary of Sir Knight Allen.

This Knights Templar sword contains detailed workmanship from the pommel of its hilt to the tip of the scabbard, a fitting tribute to the Craft and to its owner.

The blade is etched with a full complement of designs intricately weaving the symbols, mottos and images of Knights Templar in a manner that creates an elegant sword for use in appropriate ceremonies or collections.

The scabbard likewise contains Templar images and stylings which, combined with its obvious antiquity, make it stand out in any usage or display.

Sir Knight Allen's sword became part of the collection started by the family of Hiram King Glessner 32. "This certificate (below) belonged to my grandfather, Hiram, who held the Masonic values in high regard and always wore his Shrine pin proudly. When I was a little girl, he always told me that, if I was in trouble or had a problem, I should look for a man wearing a Masonic or Shrine pin, and he would always help me. I can't tell you how comforting those words were to me. I think that is why I love having his framed certificate commemorating his Masonic achievement in the Scottish Rite over my desk."

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The Knights Templars by

C. G. Addison, Esq.

Here you experience revealing details of the Knights Templar that go beyond what is commonly shown about them. What events and people brought them to such great heights that they became legendary? What symbols, swords and citadels helped shape their lives? What were their traditions and how are they used today? You will discover all these things here and in the referenced books. If you can shed additional light, your comments are welcome.