Friday, 27 May 2011


There is a Knight in white armour at Juicy Couture, 360 Mall, well, as a part of their window decor
A little bit about the Medieval Knights of the Middle Ages:
The knight was one of three types of fighting men during the middle ages: Knights, Foot Soldiers, and Archers. The medieval knight was the equivalent of the modern tank. He was covered in multiple layers of armor, and could plow through foot soldiers standing in his way. No single foot soldier or archer could stand up to any one knight. Knights were also generally the wealthiest of the three types of soldiers. A knight was armed and armored to the teeth. A suit of armor weighed between forty and sixty pounds. A knight'’s weapon was his sword, which was about thirty-two pounds. It was worn on his left side in a case fastened around his waist. A knife was worn on the knight’s right side. A lance was a long spear used in jousts. Metal axes, battle hammers, and maces were also used to defeat the enemy. Shields used by them in combat, were made of either wood or metal. Knights decorated their shields with their family emblem or crest and the family motto.

Update on June 10, 2011 : The weight of the sword is supposed to have been between 8 to 10 pounds and not thirty two as I mentioned in my original post. Thankyou Lorne for pointing out this error.  

Exhibit of an actual armour suit

Components of an Armour suit


lorne said...

A 32 pound sword? I don't think so. Author, please do some research & check your facts.

Anonymous said...

probably misread 3-2 lb from proper research
the sword as the primary weapon however does not have that luxury