Unformatted text preview: edge.- Two-handed sword- It was used to make wide cutting sweeps in open areas.- War hammer- A weapon similar to today’s claw-hammer, but larger, with a handle nearly two feet long with a thrusting point affixed to the top. Heraldry--knights saw designs that the Arabs and Byzantine soldiers incorporated in their weapons and uniforms.-symbolic designs they had significant meanings they often stood for a family’s stamp or signature Eldest sons inherit the family coat of arms younger sons altered the designs slightly for their own families. heraldry rules-Shields could be partitioned only in certain ways Fixed sets of patterns and colors would be adopted by families later owns swearing loyalty to a lord or kingdom would adopt the patterns or colors rom bears, lions and deer, to griffins, sea creatures and dragons were things seen on shields POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE CRUSADES- MEDICINE...
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- Fall '12
- Heraldry, wide cutting sweeps, decorative plumage, primary weapons