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Re: Re: Re: foot military order knights

We tolking about knights not about milita or pesants

Re: Re: Re: Re: foot military order knights

just because a soldier had a sword did not make him a knight.Swordsmanship was/is an art.But You can kill more people frOm short distance of a spear.Live longer. Like modern officers who carried rifles.those with pistols perish.Many SOLDIERS WITH SWORDS TRIED TO EMULATE KNIGHTS .Injury increases teh closer you get to your opponent. If i were fighting in those days i start with a spear or pike also.
What do teh forum fellows say ?

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: foot military order knights

He who lives by the sword usually ends up getting shot by someone with a gun.

Great Quote!!!!!


Armed with a sword as sharp as your witt, defeat would be impossible

Re: Great Quote!!!!!

Thanks for the kind thought, but some of my friends might say I'm only half-way to being a "wit".

Duke Wellington prefered a pen !

"None is mightier than teh pen"....Thats what i call in your face combat dude.

Re: foot military order knights

Hi, swords are fairly common and I would be suprised if a professional warrior didnt have one, the true cost of a knights gear would be in his armour and the quality of his weapons, at various times there were famous sword and armour makers whose weapons naturally commanded higher prices... the swords would usually carry some kind of makers mark, of course there are also forgers that copied these marks.......

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Re: Re: foot military order knights

The only time when swords were really rare and worn by none but the nobility and richest 'knights' in the middle ages were the early to mid dark ages. (the age of Charlemagne so to say.)

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Christiaan

Re: foot military order knights

swords and grave goods are rarely a feature of christian burials and the age of charlemagne(800ad) is no exception but there are many from this era in scandanavian graves, indeed frankish swords were famous for their quality and the names of the weapons smiths were copied "Ulfric" was one of the...
King Cnut, the one whos famous for trying to stop the tide, in 1014ad recorded the gear that a warrior should have to be one of his housecarls, and it included a fine sword with a silver inlaid hilt ...Cnut had about 3000 such men, he paid for them with a tax on the english.
In the later middle ages effigies for knights who usually allways have a sword are common and records are better, however for the ordinary town militia such as those who fought at visby on gotland around 1300ad pole-arms of one sort or another seems to have been the normal weapon of war for them and their enemies, judging by the injuries...

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