I often get asked about medieval weapons which have wooden shafts (eg. spears, pollaxes, warhammers) getting broken or cut through during combat. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
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The medieval pollaxe (or poleaxe) is a very important weapon which reached peak popularity in 15th century Europe. It is optimized for armored combat and is as complex as the longsword in its construction and techniques of use. It can be found in many medieval fighting treatises. RELATED VIDEOS:
Shorts swords, known also as hangers, have been made for centuries as soldiers sidearms, but they are not all the same. Details of their designs mean that they are uniquely adapted for specific roles. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
Subjectively people like what they like, but I believe that objectively the heavy cavalry guard is one of the best sword guards every made and should probably have been replicated for other lines of the British Army and even Navy. In this video we look at some antique swords and consider why some guards are…
Thrand test and reviews the Large Buckler Shield from Medeival Shoppe Australia. Thrand uses it in medieval combat and hits it with real medieval weaponry. Special Thanks to the SCA Shire of Seawinds and Marcus, Matthew Price and Lord Owen Longstrider. Plus special thanks to Chris Barker for GOLDEN AXE – METAL GUITAR MEDLEY Large…
It may seem like a silly question, but it is the sort of question that get asked a lot. There is a prevailing view that some weapons are simply easier to use than others. But does that apply to two of the most iconic sword types from history, the katana and the longsword? Fundamentally they…
The Roman shield (scutum) is most famously paired with the sword (gladius), but they were commonly paired with the spear in the earlier and later periods. Here we have a little look at the Roman shield and spear used together.
The Prussian M1811 ‘Blücher’ sabre is often mistaken for the British 1796 light cavalry sabre. Here we take a look at the Prussian sword and see why Napoleon called the British a ‘nation of shop keepers’. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
Records of the Medieval Sword: https://amzn.to/37Cryn8 Ewart Oakeshott’s books on medieval swords have yet to be surpassed, but it is really time that they are! Oakeshott created a great legacy and some people are leading some great research, but I’d really like to see some of this published in books soon.