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How Knights in Shining Armor Really Fought

Norwegian history re-enactor Ola Onsrud demonstrates how 14th-century knights battled while wearing full armor, or harness, as he calls it. It's nothing like the movies. A slashing motion will get you nowhere, so it doesn't even make sense to defend yourself like the sword fights we see in film. You can see more videos of armored hand-to-hand combat at Laughing Squid.


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I've always wondered why the long-handled war-axe wouldn't be the selected tool for disabling the horse - easy to chop off a leg at longer-than-sword distance. Of course, in all the Hollywood movies, they never hurt the horse, because of social disapproval.
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