Why Bladed Weapons Continued Being Developed By Modern World Armies & Navies

Why did late-19th and 20th century military and navy organisations continue developing bladed and close combat weapons, as well as issuing and training their troops with them? It’s not all about killing statistics, but being prepared, tactics and the few exceptions that made it worth it. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria

Medieval Battle Axes! with Thor’s Forge 14th Century Replica

Battle axes, of the one-handed variety, were popular from the Viking era onwards, but with the addition of rear spikes and other adaptations they saw a resurgence of popularity in the heavily armoured periods of the middle ages, particularly from the 13th century. Thor’s Forge: https://www.facebook.com/Thorsforge/

Who Wears Daggers?

Daggers available from https://todcutler.com/collections/medieval-daggers-and-large-knives and https://todsworkshop.com/collections/historical-daggers Historically different classes of people wore different kinds of daggers and this video is a quick walk through of 5 different 16thC folk and the daggers that would be suited to them. Many thanks to my fabulous models, in order Danny, Nick, Francis, Ant and Jasper Filmed on location…

Ask the Sword Guy episode 9-14

On Solo Training, and training with disabilities   Germans v Italians   Rapier dimensions, asymmetry, preparing for freeplay   Knights, katanas (again!), HMB, and a pattern welded longsword   What to do with a Million Dollars, training for Freeplay, et al   On Tournaments and other topics.

Medieval Weapons: The Pollaxe (AKA Poleaxe)

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: