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Historical Tidbit Thursdays - The History of Weaponry - Medieval Europe (part two) - #TidbitThursday #WeaponHistory


Welcome to Historical Tidbit Thursdays. For the next few weeks, we'll follow the timeline presented in the book, "A History of Weaponry" by John O'Bryan. This week we'll continue to look at some of the weapons created during Europe's Medieval Period (1300 - 1500 AD).

Maul - French peasants and English archers carried these heavy sledgehammers around (tools they would have already owned)

Sword Breaker - a vicious-looking parrying dagger with deep teeth in back of blade; usually with crossguards and quillons to protect the user's hand; the wielder could break the enemy's sword or at the very least trap and pull it out of their hand.

Main Gauche - a parrying dagger that was used in addition to the thin-bladed rapier

Trident Dagger - a dagger that had two or more additional small blades poking out of the hilt for added damage points

A History of Weaponry by John O'Bryan; ISBN#978-1-4521-1054-7

Photo Credit: Maul - https://www.dragonsfoot.org%2Fforums%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D60831%26p%3D1392504&psig=AOvVaw0VAYP8xMObAOvYnT0D_5xh&ust=1535033656473469
Photo Credit: Sword Breaker - https://www.bytheswordinc.com/p-11561-the-knights-swordbreaker-dagger.aspx
Photo Credit: Halberd - https://www.battlemerchant.com/Lances-Spears/Halberd-Marto::59893.html?MODsid1=d06b983cb4cb50d4934b7b55d728c08b

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