Advances in Medieval Weaponry


Advances in medieval weaponry range from improvements in a knights arsenal all the way down to the simple dagger. These advances included improvements in metallurgy and increased knowledge on how to craft blades. Some simple improvements would have been adding a hand gaurd to the sword, or wrapping leather around the handle for better grip. Some more complicated improvements were switching from cast iron weapons to steel, because smiths would have had to learn a whole new concept and learn the new techniques in working with this new metal. The switch from iron to steel improved the flexibility and stability of the weapons while increasing its strength.
Improvements also included advances in armor and the weapons of common foot soldiers. The basic armor of knights consisted of a chain mail shirt, coif, and leggings and some of the basic weapons in a knights arsenal included his sword, a lance, his sheild with his family crest and logo. As time progressed the armor of knights improved from chain mail to plate armor and sometimes knights would also put armor on their horse.





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