Knights Templar - Guardians of the crusade route, warriors extraordinaire, one of the richest corporations ever, and the cause of triskaidekaphobia - the pope ordered them all killed on Friday the 13th...
The Ulfberht Though mostly forgotten in modern times, there was a type of sword prized by Vikings that far exceeded any European weapon of its day. The Ulfberht swords were a thousand years ahead of their time, and wielded only by the elite of Viking warriors. What made the Ulfberht blades so advanced? While most Viking blades were found to have been composed of slag-ridden, low-carbon steel, these blades’ metal was comparable to the strength of modern steel.