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Much of the medieval fighting was in close quarters, which made these weapons ideal. Used to crush, stab and deliver devastating blows, these instruments would inflict great injury or even death to their opponent. Museum Replicas offers an extensive line of authentic weapons made like the originals. Copied from museums and collections around the world, these axes, hammers, maces, bows, and spears are a wonderful addition to any weapons library.
One of the earliest uses of metal protection was chain mail armor. Made up of tens of thousands of interlocking rings, it was woven by hand and formed into protective shirts, coifs and even leggings. Chain mail, or more properly "mail", dates back to antiquity; the name itself is derived from the Latin "macula" meaning "mesh of net." It is believed to have been invented by the Celts and adopted by the Romans after their warring with them. The use of mail continued until the presence of gunpowder increased in the 16th century.
Museum Replicas carries a full line of high quality clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories for women. Spanning the Dark Ages through the late Middle Ages our clothes are authentic and comfortable. Made with high quality fabrics, we pay attention to every detail, from the beautiful buttons to the hand stitched trim. You will be sure to turn heads when wearing our authentic clothing!
The Medieval period lasted almost 1000 years, from the end of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance. It was a time of re-organization, with key advances in society, government, and religion. This time period gave us mythical figures like King Arthur as well as dark eras like the Spanish Inquisition and the Black Death plague. But this was also a time of advancement in weapons and armor, as well as clothing, art, and architecture. This is the era that brought us chivalry, a code of conduct where knights served not only their lord, but all his people and his motherland. Immerse yourself in history at MuseumReplicas.com, where we carry an extensive selection of accurately researched medieval weapons, arms, armor, and clothing.