Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Movie/Mini series with 2 handed mace. Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Hamish C




Location: Sydney, Australia
Joined: 27 Jul 2016

Posts: 44

PostPosted: Thu 08 Jun, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Movie/Mini series with 2 handed mace.         Reply with quote

I'm trying to put a name to a movie or TV show that I saw, featuring ritual combat with a 2 handed mace.
It was quite a few years ago since I saw it, so I only have vague recollections. It might have been a Henry the VIII drama.

If anyone has seen this show, how authentic is the mace?
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Dan Howard




Location: Maitland, NSW, Australia
Joined: 08 Dec 2004

Spotlight topics: 2
Posts: 3,220

PostPosted: Fri 09 Jun, 2017 12:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Manouchehr has around twenty Persian maces in his book.One if them is heavy enough to have been two-handed.
Author: Bronze Age Military Equipment, Pen and Sword Books
View user's profile Send private message
Phil D.




Location: Texas
Joined: 23 Sep 2003
Reading list: 56 books

Posts: 590

PostPosted: Fri 09 Jun, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Was it Excalibur...they used large 2 handed flanged maces in the duel between Gawain and Lancelot(see video below at approx 0:36)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvZS3zzLY9s

"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world." -- Louis Pasteur

"A gentleman should never leave the house without a sharp knife, a good watch, and great hat."
View user's profile Send private message
Lloyd Winter




Location: Los Angeles
Joined: 27 Aug 2011

Posts: 172

PostPosted: Fri 09 Jun, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There was a Henry VIII series with Ray Winstone where he's using something like a 2 handed double-headed mace in one scene. Really more of a steel staff than a mace.
View user's profile Send private message
Hamish C




Location: Sydney, Australia
Joined: 27 Jul 2016

Posts: 44

PostPosted: Mon 12 Jun, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It wasn't Excalibur despite there being 2 handed flanged maces(I had forgotten that, I do remember those weapons they duelled with a little later though, thick two handed estoc , with vamplate like guards). Love that movie.

I checked the Ray Winstone angle. I believe it was the movie, despite not being able to see it all on you tube. There was one short clip that seems to be at the end of the duel/training exercise, where Winstone is confronted by Sean Bean and his retinue.
Winstone holds a shoulder length staff topped with a closely flanged mace head, which he quickly tosses to the ground.
Thanks for your leads.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Movie/Mini series with 2 handed mace.
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum