Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Looking for sources on prevalence of sharp vs rebated lances Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Michael Long





Joined: 10 Apr 2018

Posts: 31

PostPosted: Sun 13 Jan, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Looking for sources on prevalence of sharp vs rebated lances         Reply with quote

The maille feature and scattered other sources around the internet make offhand references to 12th Century tournaments being fought with sharp lances.

Could anyone share some good sources that discuss this issue, and perhaps comment on the prevalence of sharp vs rebated lances? I presume that with the advent of the 13th Century there was an increasing trend towards blunting the heads.

Has anyone come across any references to the level of restraint expected by the participants of these early tournaments? How much of a faux pas would it be to skewer your opponent's horse? Were you only expected to bring home a couched lance attack when they had the chance to cover themselves with a shield? There were reigning kings taking place in these tournies, so did anyone ever face consequences for wounding the royalty?
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Looking for sources on prevalence of sharp vs rebated lances
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 2003-2019 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum