Founded in 1408 by King Sigismund (Hungary), this was a Military Order Ceremonial Blade. Although most Nobles would have used their own swords, this blade was used to install new Members. The above blade is from 1433 (somewhat late in The Order's history). It is 3.5 feet in length, with a twisted ivory handle. The Cross hilt/guard is in the shape of a Dragon (the Order's insignia). The blade is unsharpened and semi-blunted.The Order took an oath to defend The Country and The Church - from all enemies of Christ. There are VERY few examples of The Dragon Sword in existence. One of The Orders most "famous" Knights was Vlad III of Wallachia (aka Dracula).