i require to locate details on the medieval weapon – a mace (or flanged mace) asap. i need to have use/way of life data.?

by admin on May 24, 2009

Question by xthroughxbrokenxglassx: i need to uncover info on the medieval weapon – a mace (or flanged mace) asap. i need to have use/tradition info.?
i identified web sites with replicas but i need data. exclusively it can be cultural importance and use. interesting specifics are welcome.

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Answer by iritadragon
http://www.mwart.com/product or service.asp?pid=910&cat=29&subcat=Y&AFID=20756&PRDID=910



These web sites really should cover just about everything. Fairly bloody weapon although–produced for pulverizing bone–yuck!

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flybird0693 May 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm

catapolts-a moveable weapon that slings diseased animal, fire
or rocks
trebuchets-flings rocks great distances, but not mobile
(had to be built for a war)
battery ram-logs used to knock down castle doors
ballistas-a giant mobile cross bow with huge arrows

loryntoo May 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The mace is a glorified club and used like a club. It is NOT the spiked ball with chain and club which is actually called a Mourning Star. The mace has the spiked ball directly on the club.

Now the reason the mace was used in combat is related to religion. Fighting priests who were under vows could not shed blood. The mace was designed to crush skulls and break bones and was an acceptable weapon for clergy. Yeah, sometimes some blood got spilt, but they justified that some way.

The mourning star was not widely used because, as wicked as it looks, it’s almost as deadly to the person using it as the person they are attacking. Because it looks so deadly, though, Hollywood loves it.

The mourning star used in the battle between Eowyn and the Witch King of the Nazgul in Return of the King was all CGI. Too dangerous to have a real one in use.

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