knight comp. might need to enlarge.. I also forgot this one, it took a man 14 years training to become a knight, 7years as a page and 7 more years as a sqiure
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Submitted: 02/01/2014
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#263 - rjgnal (02/02/2014) [+] (6 replies)
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you forgot the gorget at the armor
it was the piece between the breastplate and helm, protecting the neck
User avatar #11 - smellingtomatoes (02/01/2014) [+] (20 replies)
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I also forgot this one, it took a man 14 years training to become a knight, 7years as a page and 7 more years as a sqiure
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User avatar #406 - fuzzypickles **User deleted account** (02/02/2014) [-]
where my ******* at
User avatar #404 - oreobitchtitsahoy (02/02/2014) [-]
Maces were made to break through platemaille not "crush" your opponent.
#396 - Iseewatudidthere (02/02/2014) [-]
yea i learned about this in school and my teacher said that sometimes knights had to have servants help them get there armor on and off, and there was one reported case where a knight fell of his horse into a puddle of water and drowned because he couldnt get up. idk if this is truth or not but i find it interesting (pic kinda related)
User avatar #399 to #396 - thebrownydestroyer (02/02/2014) [-]
I can imagine that happening at some point. Once they were on the ground, due to their armour they usually couldn't get back up without help.
#394 - serterazi (02/02/2014) [-]
i didn't read it but thumbed you up for the effort.
User avatar #416 to #394 - smellingtomatoes (02/03/2014) [-]
not sure how i feel about that
#391 - suikerpapa (02/02/2014) [-]
What a unique name indeed
#386 - Bloodgartham ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
Random fact:

Claymore basically means "More Sword" - so you had a short sword, long sword and "more sword"

(and a lot of other stuff like bastard swords, rapiers ect ect.)
User avatar #400 to #386 - thebrownydestroyer (02/02/2014) [-]
Would of thought it ment great sword or something
#403 to #400 - Bloodgartham ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
Most likely they would change it to that later, given the name great sword exists, but claymore directly translated is "more sword". Very direct approach to naming something.
User avatar #388 to #386 - taokami (02/02/2014) [-]
what else would you call a sword after long sword? Longer sword?
#389 to #388 - Bloodgartham ONLINE (02/02/2014) [-]
Heavy sword? Mighty sword? I don't know, just the word comes from the celtic part in Scotland, so it's funny how they just decided to call it more sword.
#384 - mrkek (02/02/2014) [-]
What about Pristine and mail armor - if they actually exist
#383 - anonymous (02/02/2014) [-]
Smellingtomatoes, you might want to look up the verb "to weigh" in a dictionary. I am usually not a grammar nazi, but how you made it through elementary school is beyond me.
#382 - flibstaar (02/02/2014) [-]
This post
User avatar #381 - csondi (02/02/2014) [-]
There is a channel on you tube somewhat related to this, the guy shows up and talks about swords and **** . The channel is called Skallgrim
User avatar #379 - Tyranitar (02/02/2014) [-]
Here's a question for any knight experts to answer for me:

Quite often, mostly in fiction, I see knights wearing capes. Is this at all accurate? Besides decoration, I fail to see any purpose a cape would serve to a knight. It would probably get in the way.
#378 - luwak (02/02/2014) [-]
I thought it was honour to kill with a long bow but cowardly to kill with a crossbow, which is why during many battles with the British, we fought with the long bow and not the crossbow even though anyone could pick up and use it. As in we chose to fight with skill etc rather than sheer demand of anyone being able to shoot a crossbow
#377 - anonymous (02/02/2014) [-]
very cheap comp.

*shows mace* "that's a mace, it is used to crush"

wow, no way OP, really? **** you.
#370 - anonymous (02/02/2014) [-]
Okay, seriously, is it just me, or are these Comps getting dumber and dumber? Don't get me wrong, I like meself a good Comp of interesting facts and anegdotes, but they've been on a steady decline for a while now. I could even tolerate simple Wikipedia c/p's, at least some effort and occasionally interesting fact went into it.

But this one, is it meant for kindergarteners or what? "Mace is meant for crushing enemies". Yeah, no ******* **** , Sherlock.
#369 - txetderoloc (02/02/2014) [-]
and a bullet from a desert eagle will rape them
User avatar #366 - iamsquid (02/02/2014) [-]
I play Amtgard, it's a LARP. Now, we make armour from bottle-caps and computer parts... WTF went wrong...
#365 - europe (02/02/2014) [-]
Kinda common known fact but the armor used to chivalry knights was made extra heavy so the knight wouldn't fall off his horse so easily
User avatar #363 - metalmind (02/02/2014) [-]
Actually, the maneuverability with full armor was not that hard.
They could get on their horse on their own, contrary to common perception, and didn't restrict movement that much.
The problem is that the armors used by reenactors are not that good, and even the original ones have lost flexibility over time, and that nowadays the people wearing them are not trained well.
#360 - anonymous (02/02/2014) [-]
Most of this is wrong....
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