bigdummy wrote:Roger N wrote:And regarding the Mair stuck on fighting with "small trees". From "Chronicon Helvetiae" by Christoph Silberysen, 1574
If you are referring to the spiky looking thing in the back, that is a morgenstern, definitely a military weapon.
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Ariella Elema wrote:There's a thirteenth-century poem in Old French about all the tools a well-supplied peasant should have around the house. It has a section on weapons.
The older laws regulating the leiðangr (the Norwegian "Older Law of the Gulating" dates to the 11th or 12th century) require every man to, as a minimum, arm himself with an axe or a sword in addition to spear and shield, and for every rowbench (typically of two men) to have a bow and 24 arrows. Later 12th-13th century changes to this law code list more extensive equipment for the more affluent freemen, with helmet, mail hauberk, shield, spear and sword being what the well-to-do farmer or burgher must bring to war.
Thearos wrote:Ulrich von L...n wrote:Hungarian war scythe from 1848-1849
..., but Mair shows guys fencing with pretty normal scythes
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