The blacksmith was the master at creating terrifyingly dangerous medieval weapons. From swords and axes to maces, clubs and spears. There were a vast array of medieval weapons, and each were made using different techniques and metals. The skill of a blacksmith dictated who he made weapons for and with what type of metal and design.
Craftsmen would also make bows, crossbows and shields. Bows could be used with devastating effect, as the English knew with their famous long bow, far outreaching that of a normal bow. The crossbow, however, would bring an end to the long bow, with it’s faster load time and armour piercing power.
Beyond the hand-held medieval weapons for soldiers, you also have the large siege weapons used right across the middle ages. These include trebuchets, catapults, mangonels, siege towers, battering rams and ballistas.
Discover more about medieval weapons here under the Medieval Weapons category.
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