We've seen time and again that in the most accurate tests (Tod's test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBxdTkddHaE ), longbow arrows cannot penetrate breastplates. Does that matter? We know that longbows won wars - this video explains HOW!
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Some clarifications and additions to my previous video ( https://youtu.be/HT0vg1pZQsY ) about whether some modern knife and sword makers are doing their tangs wrong.
In HEMA we primarily focus on sword fighting in regular clothes, but we have to recognise that this mostly applies to civilian duels. Not to say that the skills are not fundamentally related, but armor changes so much about combat.
Short swords were sometimes carried by infantry soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries, but one particular type of sidearm - the pioneer sword - is the focus here. Why did pioneers carry such swords?
FightCamp 2019 Report 6 - Medieval Armoured Combat with Daggers
FightCamp 2019 Report 5 - Longsword Tournament Pools
FightCamp 2019 Report 4 - Traders Tod Cutler Paul Binns Knight Shop etc
FightCamp 2019 Report 2 - Nylon Sabre/Backsword Jerzy Vs Harry
There is a connection between WW1 era British bayonets and Japanese samurai swords and knives that most people don't know about. Here we look at the 1907 pattern British bayonet and its inspiration the Type 30 Arisaka.
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Matt Easton is a martial arts instructor, historian and antique weapons expert.
Matt makes videos about military history, combat techniques and antiques.