The Weapons

Lance

Lance

In battle or competition, the best way to unhorse an adversary.

Along with the sword, a Knight's lance is his primary offensive weapon. Lances used purely for competition were made to splinter upon impact, reducing the chances of serious injury to opponents during the joust.

Espada

Espada

Light. Maneuverable. Everything a sword should be.

During battle, the Knights used the Espada on horseback or in combination with a shield or other weapon.

Mandoble

Mandoble

A heavy, two-handed sword tailor-made for epic swordfights.

Because of its heft, 11th century Knights used the Mandoble on foot, often to deal a final blow to an enemy.

Alabarda

Alabarada

Versatile, but no less deadly.

A cross between a battle-axe and a spear, the Alabarda was used to keep enemies at a distance. Should one miss his enemy on the forward stroke, the point on the back of the weapon can be used to stab with a rearward thrust.

Bola

Bola

Used on horseback or on foot, it's as fearsome as it looks.

By swinging the wooden handle, the spiked ball on the end of the chain dealt a devastating blow to an adversary.

Mace

Mace

Armor-crushing force at your finger tips.

The advantage of using a mace in battle comes from the sheer amount of striking force generated by the pointed weight atop its wooden shaft.