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1 Akin Darbeau, Devon Miller and Alison Cheung Period 1
Medieval Weapons Akin Darbeau, Devon Miller and Alison Cheung Period 1

2 History of Weapons Swords/Daggers Battering Ram Battle Axe Crossbow
Mace Catapult Canons Lance/Spear

3 Swords/Daggers Swords developed in 3000 – 3500 B.C. Daggers
Double bladed Sabers, broad swords and claymores Daggers 2 sided blades Common to most soldiers Close combat

4 Battering Ram Often made of trees Take down walls and doors
Built in an enforcement

5 Battle Axe Common weapon Used for chopping or throwing Close combat
Crescent shaped blade Could be double sided

6 Crossbow Wooden stock, generally made from yew ash, hazel, or elm and coated with glue or varnish Bow made of wood, iron or steel Cross bow string was made of hemp Long distance combat Could kill a knight in full armor

7 Mace Close combat weapon and from horseback
Shaft made of wood or metal Head was made of stone, iron, bronze or steel Cheap and simple to make

8 Catapult Ballista – similar to a giant cross bow, used tension
Trebuchet – consisted of a lever and sling and capable of hurling giant stones to 300 yards Mangonel – boulder or rocks lunge from a bowl shaped bucket at the end of the one giant arm Medieval catapults were used by the Chinese, the Greeks and the Romans.

9 Catapult Ballista Trebuchet Mangonel

10 Lance/Spear Used as a thrusting or throwing weapon Javelin = Greeks
Pilum = Romans Blade was razor sharp and pointy Versatile, cheap to produce and easy to use

11 Medieval Armor Plate Armor – personal armor made from large metal plates Worn on the chest and sometimes whole body Worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans first By the end of the 14th century, full plate armor had been developed Very expensive to produce Nobles and generals would wear lavishly decorated armor Helmets - protected knights from head injuries Shields – used to protect a knight from direct blows from weapons

12 Armor

13 References Byam, Michele. Arms & Armor. Gallimard, Paris: Afred A. Knopf, Print. Kindersley, Inc. The Visual dictionary of military uniforms. New York: Dorling Kindersley ;, Print. "Middle Ages Weapons." Middle Ages. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct <>.

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