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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 5:41 am    Post subject: What on earth is this 15th century weapon?         Reply with quote

Image of it here: http://www.thearma.org/Manuals/198.jpg

It looks like some kind of super dagger, made from a spearhead. In fact, since the mid-rib/fuller set up looks a lot like it might have been a socket at one point, maybe that's what it is?

From what I found, it shows up in that image only. Considering the jump suits and shields, it might only be a dueling weapon. Reminds me of the Gidbin from Diablo 2, to be quite honest.

Do we have any information about this kind of weapon?

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 5:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,

Assuming that it's the same weapon being wielded by similarly dressed fighters with similar shields that are shown in Talhoffer then it is . . . . . a club.

Not well drawn but it's outline and indicators of shape match up correctly.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yep, its a club. If you look at other images dealing with that particular style of duelling shield (such as those seen in Talhoffer), you'll see other, better drawn versions of the exact same weapon.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah, I had a thought that they might be, but wasn't sure. Very interestingly drawn clubs, to say the least.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe the club used is shaped just like the melee baton used at a tourney.

The big differences are the facts that the knights are in harness, on horseback, and not trying to kill each other.

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