Triple Morning Star Flail

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by B1gGr33n, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. CWL

    CWL Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Sorry to get all "technical" but a flail and a mace are two different types of weapons. They evolved from different applications, the flail from agricultural use by peasants and the mace always as a military weapon for the professional soldier.
  2. glistam

    glistam Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Good point. Additionally, I was also under the impression that these "martial" flails with the spiked balls on chains never existed, but rather are fanciful concoctions of 19th century romanticism around knights. So deep was this deception that people actually made fake ones and sold them to museums under the pretext they "discovered" them, along with wounded skulls they made themselves using medical cadaver. Some of these and other fakes are still in museums to this day being passed off as authentic.

    Sure, some peasants took their farming flails and put them to use in battle, even stuck nails in the head to make it hurt more. But nothing like this.
  3. wannasupra

    wannasupra Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    i think a small collection of "modern", or "reimagined" medieval weapons would be cool.
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