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Middle Ages Weapons

Middle Ages Weapons

Middle Ages weapons were used by feudal armies from the medieval times. All men in The Middle Ages were expected to know how to fight. They were expected to be readily available when called to fight for the king. Their lives were organized and structured to have military training incorporated in their daily lives. Weapon training was provided by the lords.

middle ages weapons

Damage to Borthwick Castle from an attack by Cromwell’s army.

Weapons used in The Middle Ages range from a very simple tool to a very sophisticated machinery. Medieval weapons may look like very low-tech type now, but these military weapons of the middle ages represented state-of-the-art battle tools and gears back in the day. See image on the right on how damaging these weapon could be at that time.

Medieval weapons were used by both Medieval Knights and their their foot soldiers and archers support. The common Middle Ages weapons used by foot soldiers and archers during the medieval times were:

Weapons of Medieval Knights

The weapon was the most important part of the knight in the middle ages. One of the primary weapons used by medieval knights is the broadsword. The broadsword was a very heavy weapon and was generally used to beat upon the opponent. It was mostly used to dent the opponent’s armor. Once the plate and the chain mail came out, it was very hard to cut the opponent using broadswords.

Broadswords were used by medieval knights on many things. Medieval knights use broadswords to beat on the opponents armor, but every time they beat on the armor, the armor would do more damage to the sword.

Medieval Sword

A type of sword used by the Vikings

There are many more weapons that were used by the knights during the middle ages including the following:

More information about Medieval Weapons

A Knight and His Weapon – A very informative book on everything you wanted to know about spears, lances, axes, maces, hammers, swords, daggers, and even crude firearms.

Kennesaw Cutlery – Featuring The World’s Best Knife Prices!

Medieval Weapons – Provides brief history about weapons used during the middle ages.

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