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
They don’t learn the Unterhau well enough
And then completely shuts down my afterblow. King.
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/
Service sharpening on military swords and specifically on the British Army 1897 pattern infantry officer’s sword. Easton Antique Arms: https://www.antique-swords.co.uk/antique-swords-for-sale/ https://www.facebook.com/eastonantiquearms/
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…
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