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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:
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It is often said that “the only constant is change,” and the study of historical martial arts does nothing to deny that aphorism. I recently had someone complain that a picture in my book, The Knightly Art of the Longsword (Lulu.com, 2009), shows me doing a displacement differently from how I teach it now,…
The hounskull or ‘pig-faced’ bascinet was incredibly popular right across Europe between about 1380 and 1420. Here we have a look at a good quality replica and consider some aspects of the design of this great medieval helmet.
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
Jason investigates a device that could have been attached to a longbow and tests how practical it would be to use from horseback. Credits: Direction, Camera, Sound, Editing Kasumi Presenter Jason Kingsley OBE With thanks to Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZlxkKqlvVqzRJXhAGq42Q Tweets by RebellionJason Tweets by ModernHistoryTV Tweets by Rebellion Music licensed from…