- from Knights & Castles
“I dub you knight.” Once these words were spoken and a young man felt the tap of a sword on his neck, he knew his years of training were over. He was now a knight.
Not every boy could become a knight. His family had to be rich enough to buy armor, weapons, and a warhorse. So knights came from the highest classes of society. They were sons of nobles. Then the honor of being a knight was passed down from a knight to his sons.