The Medieval Experience in Ottawa Canada
A "buckauntletern" from a period when things were getting ridiculous.It's a buckler/gauntlet/lantern. Started to be seen in late 16th century (ish) Italy I think.The buckler and gauntlet part are obvious. The lantern was covered with a leather flap and would allow the wielder to uncover it to dazzel or confuse the attacker. The spikey bits, well, was part psychological warfare and a good helping of ouchies.Some other fun inventions include the pistol sword and variants. The flintlock axe pistol was a trademark Polish cavalry weapon from the 16th until the 18th century.There were also shield pistols and pistol maces. Henry VIII's bodyguards were equipped with iron round shields fitted with a pistol. The English also combined pistols with maces. A notable example is Henry VIII's Walking Staff, a 3 barreled pistol and morning star.
Wow, amazing battle gear.
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