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What was a morning star?

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Chelsea Hayes on November 4, 2019

The morning star was a weapon, a club with spikes. could be 2 weapons morning star mace answer#1 described that except it was a club with a ball at the end with spikes on the of the ball, and the morning star flail is the same, but the ball is connected to the bar by a chain and opened the head to lead the people of the horses . The modern use of the term morning star has drifted significantly from the original use. Historians and medieval weapons experts classify the mace, flail and morning star as distinctly different. A mallet is a short handled weapon normally intended to be used with a single hand (although there are a couple of example of two-handed maces, are considered as rarities). The mace is a rod of wood, 18 to 30 inches long, with a head of metal in the end. The distinctive features of the mace head that it was either (a) a solid metal ball (usually 4 to 6 inches in diameter) covered with nails, as the heads of the modern rivets, or (b) a metal cylinder (6 to 8 inches long and 2 to 3 inches in diameter), with several 1-3 inch flange that protrudes perpendicular to the long axis. For the most part, the mace is a bludgeoning weapon, intended to hit and break the bones in spite of blunt-force trauma. the mace is essentially an advanced club. A crusher is a development of an agricultural tool used for wheat and grain threshing (beating the grains from a sheaf of grain). As such, they were not only both (more commonly) two-handed versions. Both consisted of a main rod of wood, of 2 to 4 feet long. In the end, a small ring of metal was fixed. One or more (usually no more than 3) short-term (2-3 feet) wooden dowel rods were connected to this eye through 6-8 inches of length of the string. Rarely, these bars would be metal clad, or metal-studded like a mace-head, or, very rarely, the ingenuity small spike-like protrusions. However, as a mace, the flail was a bludgeoning weapon, intended to cause blunt-force trauma. The star of the morning was a much later development. As the armor thicker, the bludgeoning effects of the flail and mace became much less effective, as the strong steel they used was able to absorb the force of the blow without causing any trauma to the user. While the construction of the morning star is such that it is frequently confused with the mace, there is a very important distinction. Instead of using metal studs or flanges, the metal of the head was covered with 6 inch steel spikes, which looked a lot like nails. The morning star is a piece of weapon, as an arrow or spear. The half of the length of the handle was to give the wearer enough strength to allow the narrow peaks of the ability to pierce through the strongest armor becoming more common. The important distinctions between the three are the basic design (single-shaft vs. multiple bars), and the intended use (bludgeoning vs piercing).

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