The Reason Medieval Weaponry Was Created to be as Light as Possible and the Reason Medieval Weapons Have Spiked Flanges

Medieval weapons were always made as light as possible because the faster a knight could swing their weapon the more damage it would inflict. It's a common misconception that medieval weapons were very heavy. Medieval weapons also commonly had spiked flanges poking out from the sides (eg. on top of maces etc.), which was designed was to focus all of the energy into one point to ensure maximum force was applied to the target. It was the equivalent of the modern day bullet...

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