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The Medieval Flail

The Medieval Flail is not as varied as the Mace but it did have some interesting variations. The basic concept is a heavy weight that is attached to the end of a handle by a chain. When this is swung it generates enormous force - much more force than the Mace could deliver. It also had the added advantage of being able to reach over or around armor and shields. The flail was a weapon that did not actually see a lot of action among knights in the middle ages. This was because the sword was held in such high esteem and was the weapon of choice.

Ritter steel flail Medieval Spiked Battle Flail The Rittersteel Authentics® Medieval Flail is incredible. Own a true museum quality medieval flail with styling based on the actual items found in "digs" under and around the castles of Europe. This hand crafted flail masterpiece features a blackened steel ball with spikes over 2-1/2" long attached to a blackened chain which is linked inside a hand wrought blackened steel bar. The wrought iron bar of this medieval weapon flail is secured to a seared wood handle and has an overall extended length of over four feet! Awesome!

Make a fantasy Wall Diorama Make a Medieval Flail (Ornamental)
With just a few basic materials you can make a great looking medieval flail for a costume or halloween. Make a Medieval Flail This is a complete step by step tutorial on my StormTheCastle site..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foot Soldier with Flail - Schleich World of Knights Figure