July 2009

Q&A: Finest Medieval Weaponry?

by admin on July 28, 2009

Query by Janene W: Very best Medieval Weaponry?
I’m currently writing a e-book set in a fantasy setting. I want to come up with some weapons for my protagonists, but I also want them to be historically accurate. So I was questioning, what would be the finest weapons to be carried into a huge battlefield?

I’m at present thinking a halberd and buckler, and a sword and dagger if the halberd is broken/unavailable.

Very best response:

Answer by Pearberr
Make positive to use the pear of anguish somewhere in your story!

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Query by rec lady: What is the greatest technique to thoroughly clean a metal medieval design helmet that is tarnished?

Best response:

Response by firstythirsty
With polish. It might consider a number of periods, but it should get it clean and shiny.

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Gold Roman Sword

by admin on July 23, 2009

Gold Roman Sword

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Silver, plastic molded blade is connected to a gold, plastic molded take care of. Also incorporates a plastic sheath for a reasonable searching accessory. Actions about 19″ from the suggestion of the blade to the base of the handle. Blade actions approximately thirteen.five”.

List Cost: $ twenty.00

Value: $ 7.99


Query by ThumbWarDestroyer: Ended up axes utilised far more than swords as combat weapons in Medieval Europe, Middle East or Mesopotamia?
I know that offered their multipurpose nature as both equipment and weapons, axes were less difficult to come by than swords. But had been they utilized much more typically as weapons by the Medieval European or Mesopotamian or Middle eastern armies than swords had been?

Very best answer:

Solution by Will
Axes were far a lot more accessible and far a lot more employed. In a lot of societies, the sword was a mark of noble or knightly rank, and the frequent guy was forbidden by law to individual or carry one particular. It really is relatively, the medieval equivalent of “Impersonating an officer” is today. In addition, swords ended up relatively costly as effectively.

As a result widespread people would carry, axes, clubs, pikes or other weapons.

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Good Medieval Shield photographs

by admin on July 22, 2009

Some awesome medieval shield photographs:

Decoration on medieval shield on a church ceiling
medieval shield

Image by Horia Varlan
Floral ornament on a medieval shield positioned at the intersection of two arches on the ceiling of the Evanghelical Church in Sibiu. It is within a cross like encasing with circular shapes.

medieval shield

Image by Rhubarble
Shield from late 13th or early 14th century France.
The Cloisters Museum, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan. A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Medieval shield in Castel Beseno
medieval shield

Image by querin.rene
A wooden shield