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1Akin Darbeau, Devon Miller and Alison Cheung Period 1 Medieval WeaponsAkin Darbeau, Devon Miller and Alison CheungPeriod 1
2History of Weapons Swords/Daggers Battering Ram Battle Axe Crossbow MaceCatapultCanonsLance/Spear
3Swords/Daggers Swords developed in 3000 – 3500 B.C. Daggers Double bladedSabers, broad swords and claymoresDaggers2 sided bladesCommon to most soldiersClose combat
4Battering Ram Often made of trees Take down walls and doors Built in an enforcement
5Battle Axe Common weapon Used for chopping or throwing Close combat Crescent shaped bladeCould be double sided
6CrossbowWooden stock, generally made from yew ash, hazel, or elm and coated with glue or varnishBow made of wood, iron or steelCross bow string was made of hempLong distance combatCould kill a knight in full armor
7Mace Close combat weapon and from horseback Shaft made of wood or metalHead was made of stone, iron, bronze or steelCheap and simple to make
8Catapult Ballista – similar to a giant cross bow, used tension Trebuchet – consisted of a lever and sling and capable of hurling giant stones to 300 yardsMangonel – boulder or rocks lunge from a bowl shaped bucket at the end of the one giant armMedieval catapults were used by the Chinese, the Greeks and the Romans.
10Lance/Spear Used as a thrusting or throwing weapon Javelin = Greeks Pilum = RomansBlade was razor sharp and pointyVersatile, cheap to produce and easy to use
11Medieval ArmorPlate Armor – personal armor made from large metal platesWorn on the chest and sometimes whole bodyWorn by the ancient Greeks and Romans firstBy the end of the 14th century, full plate armor had been developedVery expensive to produceNobles and generals would wear lavishly decorated armorHelmets - protected knights from head injuriesShields – used to protect a knight from direct blows from weapons
13ReferencesByam, 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 <http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-weapons.htm>.