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Re: The Shovel

While browsing some medieval stuff I came across this image and couldn't help but think of this page. It seems the shovel/spade was recorded as a killing weapon even back then. --Verity (talk) 20:18, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

TP wrote about the terrifying capabilities of many common farm implements and artisans' tools as weapons of war. --Old Dickens (talk) 21:45, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
And deadly they are too. As a medieval re-enactor we've made some of them: a replica of a medieval sickle, a flail, a pitchfork, and on the list to make is a scythe (medieval style had straighter handles - already have a modern one and I'm very tempted to use it with fancy dress one day). Got me thinking now about adding a spade to the to-make list. we also have a rake, though think you'd be hard pressed to use it as a weapon as it's so toothless. Best of all, though, in my opinion is the quarterstaff: known in it's time as the King of Weapons, a good quarterstaff fighter could take on at least three fighters armed with sword and dagger. Not bad for a simple, long stick. I found one site that suggested it had evolved, over time, into the policemans baton, and baton-twirling skills. --Verity (talk) 11:04, 31 March 2015 (UTC)