Templar Order or the “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon”, was formed upon the 1st Crusade with primary purpose to assist and protect Christian pilgrims visiting the Holly Land. Officially endorsed by Pope, the order distinct themselves wearing white robes with small red cross on the left side of the chest. Templar Order consisted from soldiers and non-combatants. The solders were divided in Knights and servants, often called Templar Sergeants. Even though, the order assumed that those joining the military ranks were skilled in act of war, most of the early Templar knights were not very skilled in battle. Since the order strongly forbid practicing the war skills, the effectiveness of Templar knights was much more determined by their zealous determination for destruction of Infidels. What early Templars lacked in equipment and training, they made up by fanatically fighting the enemy of the God without regards to their personal safety until the last man was killed. It would not be until mid 13 century that the Order loosened their recruitment conditions, allowing recruitment of more skilled knights and adventurist which established the orders ultimate fighting force. Early Templars were equipped with short lances, and broad sword. The amour consisted primary from chainmail, worn underneath the robes and on the top of padding, or sometimes even without it.