following are some weapons used by the knights of Medieval
The two types of swords used are the Espada and the Mandoble.
The Espada is a one-handed short sword used on horseback or
in combination with a shield or other weapon. The Mandoble
is used by knights on foot and is a two-handed sword that
is longer and heavier than the Espada.
In the Renaissance, with the rise in urban culture,
the lighter rapier truly became the people’s weapon,
while the military increasingly used firearms and pike formations
to wage war, lessening the importance of individual combatants,
and of the sword.
The jousting knight uses a lance to knock his opponent from
the horse. The lance is second only to the sword as a knight's
weapon, and is used in battle or tournaments.
The bola consists of a wooden handle with a spiked ball on
a short chain. It is used from horseback or on foot. The ball
can reach high speeds when swung and can deliver a forceful
This is a heavy weapon that can deliver crushing blows. It
consists of a wooden handle with a quatrefoil-shaped head.
This is a a cross between a battle-axe and a spear. There
is a point on the back of the weapon so if the enemy is missed
on the forward stroke, he can be stabbed with a backward thrust.