Sir Isumbras was able to make a suit of armour for himself and weapons fit for a knight to ride into battle with.
Knights and squires were sent out to search for Sir Isumbras and they found him badly wounded; but despite this, they brought him before the king. He was asked his name and, rather than revealing who he really was, he said: 'Sir, I work at a blacksmith's forge. What will you do with me?'
'I have never before seen a man who works at a blacksmith's forge conduct himself so well in battle,' said the king, incredulously.
'Please could I have some food and water, replied Sir Isumbras, modestly. 'Anything else I think of asking you for can wait until I have recovered from these wounds.'