Guardians of the Thin Blue Line Poster featuring a Knights Templar with the crosses on his breastplate and shield painted Blue to represent the Thin Blue Line. Great Police Gift for any Police Officer or Police Supporter.
History of the Knights Templar: After Christian fighters captured Jerusalem during the First Crusade, groups of pilgrims from across Western Europe began visiting the Holy Land. Around 1118, a French knight named Hugues de Payens founded a military order devoted to protecting these pilgrims, calling it the Poor Knights of the Temple of King Solomon (later the Knights Templar). In 1129 the knights received the formal endorsement of the Catholic Church, and new recruits and lavish donations began pouring in from across Europe. Known for their austere code of conduct and signature style of dress (white habits emblazoned with a red cross), the Templars established new chapters throughout Western Europe. They developed a reputation as fierce warriors during the Crusades and set up a network of banks, gaining enormous financial sway. At the height of their influence, they boasted a sizable fleet of ships, owned the island of Cyprus and served as a primary lender to European monarchs and nobles. http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-were-the-knights-templar
Paper options: When buying this poster you can choose between the premium poster paper and the vinyl self-sticking poster paper. The 2 paper choices are very different and serve different purposes.
Vinyl Self-Sticking Paper – The self-sticking paper is vinyl and it adheres to your wall or any other surface much like a sticker. Just peel off the backing and slap it on your wall. It can be moved as often as you want and it will not lose its ability to stick. The vinyl will not be as brilliant looking as the premium poster but the advantage is you will not have to buy a frame.
Premium Poster Paper – American made next-generation 8 Mil Production Gloss Photo Paper that produces amazing prints. The gloss finish provides a wider color gamut for sharper details. This is not the cheap and thin paper used to make posters that are sold in the big box stores. Because the paper requires a ton of ink to saturate it during printing you must be cautious when handling your poster to avoid leaving a finger-print. Posters printed on this paper need to be placed inside a nice frame to protect them from dust and curious hands. Pair your poster with a nice frame and will become a piece of wall decor that garners attention.