What is a medieval mace? is it some variety of weapon? Description make sure you!?

by admin on April 24, 2009

Question by Courtney Waters: What is a medieval mace? is it some type of weapon? Description please!?

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It is a sort of club. A striking head affixed to a wooden or metal deal with. It can be purely spherical, spiked, or flanged. It is separated from a hammer by an omnidirectional striking surface area.

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D April 24, 2009 at 8:30 am

it’s a medieval weapon with a spiked metal ball on the end of a chain with a handle so you can swing it around…it’s awesome.

JonJon April 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

It’s a metal, usually iron, club designed specifically for braining your enemies.

Charles K April 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

–The History and Development of the Medieval Mace
The medieval Mace is one of the very earliest of weapons from the Middle Ages. It dates back as early as the war hammer or possibly even earlier. It was something that could be constructed reasonably easy without too much weapon building skill. The earliest maces had heavy objects attached to the end rather than metal blades or spikes. The overwhelming usefulness of the mace was its ability to generate enormous swinging force that could bring a tremendous blow to an opponent. This is why it had a heavy end. It generated more force than a sword. As weapons, armor, and metal working skills developed over the centuries the mace also developed many ingenious ways to cope by the use of spikes or blades that could pierce or even slice through armor. It was also very economical to make.
Maces came in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The most critical aspect of a mace was the sheer power in delivering a hammer-like blow but many maces also integrated the ability to slice, to puncture and to wreak havoc on an enemys armor and weapon. This is an interesting variation of a mace because it has a large number of slicing/stabbing protrusions that go down the handle.Some pictures shown at this link.
http://medieval.stormthecastle.com/armorypages/mace.htm Images of medieval maces http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=medieval%20mace&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi Medieval Mace Chain http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.gungfu.com/pics-general/pics-weapons/weapons-chinese-weapons-traditional-d-medieval-mace-chain.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.gungfu.com/htm-weapons/chinese-weapons/weapons-chinese-weapons-traditional-weapons-medieval-mace-chain.htm&h=375&w=500&sz=55&tbnid=-wR9_sF9LeVrYM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmedieval%2Bmace&hl=en&usg=__TbCYVqKNBT4WcagXmKiTH7Muemc=&ei=N4h5SrewJcrBtwfPw92WCQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=3&ct=image Medieval Mace http://www.medievalware.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=2608MK Medieval Wooden Quadruple http://www.kingofswords.com/images/WoodQuadMace.jpg

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