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The Weapons Vault

Medieval Weapons used by the Knights

The Medieval weapons which were used by the Knights included the following:

  • Weapons - The Medieval Swords - The different types of Medieval swords ranged from the smallest Broadsword measuring from 30 inches to the Greatswords which measured up to 72 inches
    • Weapons - The Broadsword
    • The Falchion
    • Weapons - The Bastardsword
    • The Cutting sword
    • Weapons - The Greatsword
  • Weapons - The Battle Axe - A variety single and double-handed axe were in use throughout the Medieval period
  • Weapons - The Mace - The Medieval mace was an armor-fighting weapon. The Mace developed from a steel ball on a wooden handle, to an elaborately spiked steel war club
  • Weapons - The Dagger including the Basilard, a two-edged, long bladed dagger of the late Middle Ages
  • Weapons - The Medieval Lance - A long, strong, spear-like weapon. Designed for use on horseback

The Medieval Knights attended the equivalent of a 'Knight School' serving seven years as a Page and a further seven years as a Squire in which he acquired the necessary strength and skills in the weapons of a Medieval Knight. These weapons were difficult to master and required continuous practise and training.

Medieval Weapons used by the Foot soldiers and Archers
The range Weapons used in the Middle Ages by the foot soldiers and archers in the Middle Ages was considerable:

  • Arbalest - This is the correct term for a Medieval Crossbow
  • Axe - Single and double-handed battle axes
  • Basilard - A two-edged, long bladed dagger
  • Bill - A polearm with a wide cutting blade occasionally with spikes and hooks
  • Billhook - Capable of killing Knights and their horses
  • Medieval Bow and Arrow - the most common of all weapons
  • Caltrop: Sharp spikes on 12 - 18 feet poles used, in formation, to maim a horse
  • Crossbow - The crossbow range was 350 – 400 yards but could only be shot at a rate of 2 bolts per minute