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Medieval knights with weapons. Source: Diatomic / Adobe Stock.

Medieval Warfare Unleashed: Discovering the Arsenal of a Knight (Video)

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The medieval knight was known for their impressive arsenal of weapons, each with its own unique purpose on the battlefield. Swords were the most iconic weapon of the knight, but other melee weapons were just as important in their arsenal. Maces, war hammers, battle axes, and polearms were all commonly used by knights and were designed to penetrate armor or break through shields. These weapons were often made of steel, making them heavy and lethal in the hands of a skilled knight.

In addition to their melee weapons, knights also utilized ranged weapons such as the longbow and crossbow. These weapons allowed them to attack from a distance and weaken the enemy lines before engaging in close combat. The use of weapons was a vital part of medieval warfare, and knights were trained extensively in their use. From jousting to full-scale battles, these weapons played a critical role in determining the outcome of a fight. Today, the weapons of the medieval knight remain a fascinating topic of study and continue to capture the imagination of people around the world.

Top image: Medieval knights with weapons. Source: Diatomic / Adobe Stock.

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Joanna Gillan is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. 

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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