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
For centuries people bashed each other with their butts, called ‘clubbing’ the musket. This was almost a necessity before bayonets, but it was still done when people did have bayonets.
The Discovery History series Great Battles covers the Battle of Austerlitz in the second season. Unfortunately, they made some very misleading statements about the Charleville muskets used by Napoleon’s army. Let’s have a look at their errors in this video. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
The importance of ramrods and the innovation of captive ramrods on antique firearms. Extar videos at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
Looking specifically at the P1853 Rifle vs the East India Company Model F smoothbore musket here, but considering the wider implications of gun development in the middle of the 19th century. Extra videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria
We have been in the Sutler business for Forty One Years in 2019, supplying Civil War reenactors, living historians, museums, movie productions and Victorian Era buffs with reproduction goods to make their impressions complete. We manufacture a large percentage of the goods we sell in Indiana. Website: https://www.fcsutler.com Facebook: Fall Creek Suttlery
Short swords were sometimes carried by infantry soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries, but one particular type of sidearm – the pioneer sword – is the focus here. Why did pioneers carry such swords? http://www.antique-swords.co.uk
Looking at an antique Bowie knife made by Indian maker Arnachellum, and considering where these fit in their historical context. http://www.antique-swords.co.uk More videos at https://www.patreon.com/scholagladiatoria