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Regalia can be purchased from most Masonic suppliers - including many who are online. In addition, the Province of Monmouth and South Wales operates a pre-owned regalia service which enables brethren to purchase items at greatly reduced prices. For more information, please contact the Provincial Warden of Regalia who would be delighted to assist.

Regalia can also be obtained from: Bridgend Regalia Exchange

Knight Templar.

The regalia of this Order is most impressive, and comprises a cap, tunic, mantle, sash, breast cross, star, belt and sword. The mantle is made of white material with a silk-lined hood and tasselled cords, having a red Cross Patee below the left shoulder. The tunic is of matching material being at least knee-length, with a Latin Cross in red that extends over the full length of the front. The cap is made of red velvet, three inches deep with a silver Cross Patee on the front. The sash is made of black watered silk, four inches wide with a black silk fringe, and has a silver knot at the point. The breast jewel worn by a Knight consists of a red enamelled gilt Cross Patee worn on the left breast suspended from a white-edged red ribbon. Beside it is worn a seven-pointed star made of silver coloured metal with – at its centre - a Passion Cross of red enamel on a white background girded with a black garter bearing the inscription 'In Hoc Signo Vinces’. The sword should be of a straight design with a straight cross hilt and it is usually worn from a frog attached to a leather belt with a metal tongued leather belt. Black gloves or gauntlets are also worn.

Knight of Malta: many Knights wear their Templar regalia at Malta meetings.

However, for those who do wear the very colourful Malta regalia, this consists of a cap, tunic, mantle, a breast cross, belt and sword. The mantle is made of black material with white tassels and hood lining. A white Maltese Cross (fourteen inches across) is worn below the left shoulder. The tunic should be knee-length and made of red material, with a similar Maltese Cross in the centre of the breast. The black velvet cap bears a white enamelled Maltese Cross of metal gilt at the front. The breast jewel consists of a gilt Maltese Cross, with silver-coloured lions between the arms, and it is worn on the left breast suspended by a silver bow from a black ribbon and gilt bar. The belt, sword and gloves are similar to those of a Knight Templar but no sash is worn.

More detailed information can be found in the very helpful book by Keith B Jackson under the title 'Beyond the Craft'.