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by Freebeard
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Evidence or Discussions of "blued" weapons
Replies: 3
Views: 2584

Evidence or Discussions of "blued" weapons

Hello there, I am just wondering if anyone here can refer me to any discussions on weapons being described as 'blue', in articles, journals, books etc. does anyone have any reference to a historical literary source (saga, tale etc) that is not from Ireland? I have a feeling it might be either be ver...
by Freebeard
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Barbed spears
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

Lads,
thank you all for your help. It is very much appreciated!

Beir Bua,

Andrias
by Freebeard
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5907

There have been instances where the long thick ones were thrown also. Or at least that is what it seems as there is often a spear described as being long and thick and then it appears in teh air going for someone's face! I think it is down to personal theories as to what was used for what, in my opi...
by Freebeard
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Barbed spears
Replies: 10
Views: 4731

Anglo-Saxon Barbed spears

Hello there, I am wondering if anybody has any information on what I can only describe as being barbed-spears of the Anglo-Saxons. I apologise if I have gotten this wrong, but I have come across various studies that mention the Anglo-Saxons as using barbed spears, but I have been unable to find anyt...
by Freebeard
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5907

Hello there, this is my first post here. I guess I might be able to help here. I am currently writing an M.A. thesis on the spear as it appears in some of the medieval Irish literature, most notably the narrative culture. Looking at what I've come across so far, the short spear seems to have been us...