Oct 7, 2013 - Historical records also showed, in an earlier episode, helmets being cleft
in twain by swords, which was subsequently shown to be a load of cobblers.
I'd be far more willing to trust the guys that have spent years researching
and experimenting in this area of physics, than I would be to trust some
guy who simply wrote down what he might have seen a few hundred years ago.
Dec 7, 2010 - GREATEST HISTORIAN EVER
Luke Palladino Says:
Aug 12, 2010 - @colddrake80 Battle of Verneuil, 1424.
V Ferreira Says:
Jan 31, 2011 - @Kisk79 Lol the lad in the documentary that it's wrong to call it chain
mail, it's mail... :)
Nov 7, 2010 - does armor even counts as a weapon?
Mar 1, 2011 - @SpiritBearTotem Well, it's something of a disputed topic. The problem is
that pretty much all bodkin heads found are iron. And, of course, there's
differrent grades of plate armour. A 15th or 16th century mass-produced
munitions harness worn by the rank&file won't fare quite as well as a full
grade plate suit, which in turn won't do as well as a personal plate armor
specifically tailored to one man. (These last ones were masterworks
commanding prices for which one could buy a small estate!)
Feb 17, 2012 - @Kisk79 I agree although the longbow was powerfull the windlass heavy
crossbow was the first armour peircing weapon for plate and the windlas
heavy crosbows power made it basically a cut down artilery piece and with
the workshop I guess this is connected to one of the armourers who has
worked at the royal armouries museum or the museum itself
Jun 17, 2012 - On the contrary a bodkin arrow would create quite a clean wound. minimal
injury would be sustained by the target, obviously it might still put him
out of the fight, but unless it hit the head or the heart, the wound is
most likely not lethal. Broad head arrows on the other hand are more likely
to causes a deadly injury due to the wider head. Also because the head of
the arrow is wider than the shaft, removal is more difficult and more
dangerous than a Bodkin as the head can snag upon removal.
Christopher Felix Says:
Feb 8, 2012 - @Kisk79 You are right that Milanese plate, or any hardened was very
resistant. But the joints were still weak, and bodkin were definitely used
long after mail was gone. European armor was refined in bloom forges, Asian
as well to be exact. Coal and coke fired blast furnaces produced brittle
pig iron that had to be further refined, making wrought iron. We know from
English accounts during the Welsh wars that iron greaves were pierced all
the way through and into the horse.
Arsène Lupin Says:
Apr 8, 2012 - i dont know why people are inclined to write essays on youtube, no one will
bother reading all that shit
Jun 29, 2010 - @GollyCat I know.. its rubbish because theres still a lot of these outlawed
things floating around on the black market. Someone i know, had a dodgy old
pre-ban switchknife which bounced up in his pocket and stabbed his thigh lol
Feb 8, 2012 - @Kisk79 The longbows were much stronger, and the iron much weaker than in
Dec 9, 2010 - @SpiritBearTotem the arrow at 3:05 is a bodkin tip
Evil Merlin Says:
May 13, 2013 - This simply is not true.
Jun 29, 2010 - @Pawnbroker00 Unfortunately bow hunting in the UK was outlawed many years
ago and broadhead arrow tips were restricted as a result (by virtue of the
fact they are near essential for clean(ish) dispatch of prey). Expanding
upon my previous comment, it is actually the use of broadheads for anything
other than 'display purposes' that is banned. However, i've noticed they've
become more available lately ;) ...and yes i agree, the UK certainly is a
Apr 11, 2012 - actually bodkins were not designed to penetrate any armor at all this is a
common misconception. bodkins were designed to deeply penetrate the body to
create deep leathal wounds
Haunted Drifter Says:
Jan 25, 2013 - well, if you flatten out the entire link, it makes it wider, soit would be
more likely to stop piecing weapons like arrows, more so than plain round
ring maille. however, its a trade off. with flat rings the rings are now
thinner, making it easier for heavier weapons (i.e. swords and other
weapons) to get through, thicker rings would be better against that.
Mar 1, 2011 - @SpiritBearTotem But it's still pretty much established that trying
anything short of a heavy crossbow or a firearm against plate meant to rely
more on luck than anything else. You're more likely to wound the guy by
hitting a weakspot than penetrate the actual armor. On a moving target,
it's a complete crapshoot, especially given that having a huge horde of
people coming at you with the intent to murder the shit out of you tends to
be a detriment to ones aim.
Geraint Brown Says:
Aug 17, 2011 - @Kisk79 the Needle point Bodkin was designed against maille yes, though if
you look at i belive its called the type 16 bodkin, that was designed to go
through plate armour very effectivly. The major problem with the head
though was that it needed a solid purchase to do its damage
King oFSOMETHING Says:
Jul 9, 2011 - Mail wasnt only made to stop glancing blows. There are examples of mail
stopping spear thrusts as well as arrows. Mail when worn with padding
beneath is an excellent form of protection.
Mar 3, 2012 - @aerik9 The Lightest and most advanced version of full plate armour was the
spanish plate which weighed in at 80 pounds under half the weight of any
other full plate armour at the time and where did I get this information??
Leeds Royal Armories Master Armourer and history it is also documented
historically that the 80 pound spanish armour was under half the weight of
any other full plate armour at the time and 200 pounds in armour that would
make a night less than 10 stone
Aug 9, 2010 - Great video. What battle did he mention were arrow proof armor appeared?
Was it called the 'battle of Valoie" I can't figure out the spelling.
Jun 24, 2010 - @GollyCat Why broad heads? Besides, imortal was only making a point, the UK
is a nanny state, it wishes to seperate the people from anything even
distantly related to violence.. in which it fails miserably
May 5, 2010 - Too bad, they're all BANNED IN BRITAIN!
Jun 24, 2010 - @GollyCat Depressing, isn't it :/ I'd love a broadhead.
Historian Mike Loades shows the history behind the weapons that helped to forge Britain, as well as demonstrating their use. More
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