Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fantasy Dreams - Weapons

Very nice selection of hand weapons from medieval times. I like the spiked weapons which look particularly fierce. The largest axe is gorgeously decorated which seems bizarre but reflects nicely the warriors status.

This silver-inlaid axe is AD 900 and the workmanship is amazing. Anyone carrying this would be a target for any warrior looking to be high status. think I'll stick to spears!!


  1. Spears and plain old functional axes are better for going out and actually using. At least I figure any axe that has silver inlay should be stored safely under lock and key, and brought out for special occasions when there will be no shortage of warriors and guard to help keep it safe. {SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

    1. Not sure, Anne. i think in this period being high status (even on the battlefield) was important. Fairly sure this would have been used for real.

    2. Maybe you're right. I don't know the history of warfare particularly well. {Smile}