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Medieval Weapons Essay, Research Paper

Medieval Weapons

Medieval Weapons were (are) very dangerous. They

can kill, puncture, wound, hurt, or anything else. All weapons

from the Middle Ages were looked upon as frightening and crucial

tools to kill. From a small dagger to a large cannon; all weapons

would kill, no doubt about it.

A lot, in fact most of the weapons were used for siege and

defense against castles. Castles were the most integral part of the

Middle Ages. They held the king, the servants and anyone else

important. If you wanted land or money, a castle was the perfect

place to hit.

Movable Towers were just one thing used to lay siege on

these castles. Not necessarily a weapon itself, it held

weapons knights and peasants.

Knights and (or) peasants carried many weapons depending

on what specialty they had. Some carried bows-and-arrows, others

maces, some swords, some knifes, etc.

A mace was a metal ball with metal spikes welded on the

ball. A chain was attached to a wood stick onto the ball. The

mace would not kill only torture.

Other siege weapons included the ballista, a HUGE

crossbow- like slingshot that could send a huge tree trunk 3 football fields

long. The ballista was manly for breaking down castle walls, or for scattering

a heavily guarded area.

The most commonly used weapon was the sword. It was a long metal

object that was very sharp on both sides. The sword could actually cut the

sheet metal on modern day cars. Imagine this power through your neck!

Next to the sword, the soldiers held a small dagger in a pouch on

their belt. This was used to finish people off, as a last resort, or sometimes

even suicide missions.

Trebuchet, the name strikes fear in people s eyes, a HUMONGOUS

slingshot that could send a big monkey boulder 2 football fields. This

weapon could be used to demolish castle walls, or could even be used to kill

hundreds of people on the battlefield. Anyway used, it was a big dangerous



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