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, but this simply wasn't the case. Medieval weapons also commonly had spiked flanges poking out from the sides (like on the top of maces), this was to focus all of the energy into one point to ensure maximum force was applied to the target. It was the equivalent of today's bullet...
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