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Patrick Gilbers





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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec, 2008 6:19 am    Post subject: The Flail         Reply with quote

Hello everybody,

I have a question about a flail. Does someone know where I can find historical pictures of the flail, I heard that no historical flail has survived and I am investigating some details of the weapon. For example, is there a leather protection between the chain and the wooden handle?

Also I would like to know what the normal length of a flail chain can be.

Thank you very much in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Use the search function here for "flail" and you'll find tons of information and photos. And, yes, flails not only survive, they can be seen in countless museums and books.

Here's a good place to start:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...ight=flail

Lots of photos on page 2.

-Sean

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Patrick Gilbers





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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec, 2008 4:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the information, in the Netherlands I couldn't find anything on flails and they all said that there were no surviving flails anymore.
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