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Seller: edanddori (443) 100%, Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida, Ships to: US, Item: 283266230159 THIS SCARCE HAND FORGED IRON CALTROP WAS EXCAVATED FROM A CRUSADER FIELD OF BATTLE NEAR ACRE, ISRAEL ALMOST FIFTY YEARS AGO. IT WAS DESIGNED TO STOP SARACEN CAVALRY BY IMPALING THE FEET OF THEIR HORSES. WITH A CALTROP, ONE BRUTALLY SHARP POINT ALWAYS FACES UPWARD! IT WORKED SO WELL, THE BASIC IDEA HAS REMAINED WITH US TODAY. POLICE USE SPIKE STRIPS TO STOP FLEEING FELONS BY PIERCING THEIR VEHICLE TIRES AND VARIOUS TYPES OF CALTROPS CONTINUE TO BE SEEN IN WAR ZONES. ACRE WAS TAKEN BY THE CRUSADERS AT THE END OF THE 11TH CENTURY TO BE THEIR MAIN PORT IN THE HOLY LAND. AFTER THE CAPTURE OF JERUSALEM BY THE MUSLIM ARMIES IN THE 13TH CENTURY, IT BECAME THE PRIMARY STRONGHOLD OF THE TEMPLARS, AN ELITE ORDER OF CRUSADER KNIGHTS. ACRE WAS EVENTUALLY THE LAST CHRISTIAN FORTRESS IN THAT REGION UNTIL ITS FALL IN 1291. RECENTLY, A TEAM FROM ISRAEL'S HAIFA UNIVERSITY DISCOVERED A LONG LOST CRUSADER SHIP SUNK IN THE NEARBY BAY WITH A HORDE OF GOLD COINS LYING NEXT TO IT ON THE SEABED. THE COINS ARE DATED TO THE FALL OF ACRE! THIS AMAZING WITNESS TO EVENTS OF LONG AGO IS IN GREAT CONDITION AND HAS BEEN IN THE COLLECTION OF AN ARCHAEOLOGIST SINCE ORIGINALLY UNEARTHED. IT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 3 INCHES X 1.75 INCHES. AN ARCHAEOLOGIST'S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY WILL ARRIVE WITH YOUR PURCHASE. WHAT A SPECIAL GIFT FOR ANOTHER OR YOURSELF. DON'T SNOOZE AND LOSE THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY! * * * WE PAY FOR SECURE SHIPPING TO YOUR DOOR * * * Condition: EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR ANCIENT IRON!

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