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Question about weapon time period

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:07 pm
by Mid Knight
I made a topic a few weeks ago asking about historically accurate weapons. I decided on the following 4, but I am wondering, are they all medieval or could some have been used earlier (ie the Dark Ages) or later (ie Renaissance)?

http://www.kultofathena.com/product~ite ... Dagger.htm
http://www.kultofathena.com/product~ite ... +Sword.htm
http://www.kultofathena.com/product~ite ... Dagger.htm
http://www.kultofathena.com/product~ite ... avelin.htm

Thanks a lot!

Dylan

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:28 pm
by Odysseus
The "Swordsman's Dagger" looks late Medieval to Renaissance to me, as does the 'Black Knight's Dagger". The Hanwei practical knightly sword is appropriate for the Middle Ages or early Renaissance. The Javelin could be Dark Ages or Medieval. Good choices as I said before.

Jonathan

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:38 pm
by Velliscig
Nice choices indeed. I would say they are all Medieval, as I have seen archers and crossbowmen carrying such daggers. But Odysseus must know his game better than I, so stick with the sword I say - and it looks the best :)

The sword looks late medieval, kinda like a Henry IV era sword...

Good thing your buying real weapons. It's ashame so many insolent people buy cheap display only weapons and think they can use them fully.
I have a real sword and some chainmail; it's great stuff :)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:58 pm
by Odysseus
Velliscig wrote:Nice choices indeed. I would say they are all Medieval, as I have seen archers and crossbowmen carrying such daggers. But Odysseus must know his game better than I, so stick with the sword I say - and it looks the best :)


The daggers could very well be Medieval, my knowledge is not too extensive in that area. I agree that the sword is the way to go if you go for a Medieval style weapon. It is blunt and is intended for stage and reenactment, and from what I hear the Hanwei practical line is quite sturdy, so it should last you for quite a while. The javelin would be my choice because it has an attractive price and is made by one of the top replica companies in the world. Swords are fun, though. :)

Velliscig,
What type of sword do you have?

Jonathan

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm
by Velliscig
It is also a theatrical sword, one-handed, a type of sword used during Henry V's Agincourt Campaign in 1415. It is made by Generation 2 (G2)

http://www.imperialweapons.com/swords/Gen2/IP-009.html

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:27 pm
by Mid Knight
Thanks a lot guys!