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Kristoffer K





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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2013 2:50 am    Post subject: Searching for sources of two handed maces         Reply with quote

Hello guys

I am searching for sources for two handed maces being used by Eurasian Nomads in XIII-XV century..

I have seen some with long cavalry maces wielded in one hand with no shield in the other, but I would really appreciate it if anyone would share any source, where it is clear that the mace wielded is two handed..

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Kristoffer K





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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another one:

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2013 2:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Last one.. Happy


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2013 3:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Speculative drawings can't be used as evidence. You need physical examples. An extant mace head that weighs 2kg or more is likely to be from a two-hander (unless it is a ceremonial mace). Manouchehr's book has a Persian example that is 101cm in length and weighs 2910g.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Nov, 2013 7:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know these drawings doesn't prove anything, that is why I came here in hope of someone else having knowledge about some known documentation. Most sources on the subject is in russian, and I can't read that..

Good tip on the weight of the mace head. I will try to look that book up.. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You would be looking at something like this Indian two handed mace.


Indian sonta (a long club like mace), a very massive and heavy solid steel weapon at 37 inches in length and 8 lbs in weight, the entire shaft is carved with a spiral twist for its length and bands at intervals originally inlaid with brass, each face of the eight faceted head carved with repeating tendril and leaf design, a loop at the opposite end for attaching a strap, weapons such as this were used in India from medieval times, showing great age, possibly 16th to 17th century or older.
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