A knight – bold and loyal elite warrior riding horseback heavily armed is one of the most iconic symbols for the Middle Ages. Today we can find them often pictured as true hero archetypes in many poems and epic stories written just during the times of these cavalrymen’s greatest glory as well as several centuries later. Let’s have a closer look on what exactly meant to be a knight.
Development of European Arms and Armor
Educational charts of arms and armor, prepared by Bashford Dean, ill. by S.J. Rowland and Hashime Murayama. European armor, helmets, breastplates, gauntlets, shields, swords, pole arms, spurs, crossbows and bows and guns - the development of their common forms during the centuries.
Hunting is unimaginable without fine and reliable equipment. The best tool to skin hunted game or cut its meat with is a hunting knife. Present day market offers many variations depending on their origin and adaptations. However, all of them should be reliable and firm enough to deal with uneasy conditions of wild nature. In order to be always able to utilize their potential it is necessary to keep them sharp and clean.
Crossbow is easier to aim with and furthermore releases its projectile with significantly bigger draw force than a traditional bow. The improvement already known by ancient Chinese made it efficient and threatening weapon of medieval battlefields but also usable for hunting. Crossbows still have their place in present shooting sports or military and their ammunition is not ordinary arrows but bolts (sometimes called quarrels) featured with metal tips.