Medieval Knight on Horse Statue with Long Handle Axe 8.5H -
This Medieval knight is riding proudly on his horse with his beautifully engraved battle axe. He is trained to carry this battle axe with one hand so he may ride his horse and carry his shield. The horse wears a drape with two crosses and his reins have the same symbol that is on the blade of the battle axe.
- Medieval Knight on Horse Statue with Long Handle Axe is made from electroplated resin, pewter finish with color details.
- Measures 8.5 in H. Weighs approx 4-5 lbs. PN 8554.
The medieval knight was one of three types of fighting men during the Middle Ages: Knights, Foot Soldiers, and Archers. The knight was covered in multiple layers of armor, and could pass through other soldiers that were standing in his way. Knights were also the wealthiest of soldiers.
Knights covered their bodies with plates of metal for protection. Plates of metal covered their chests, back, arms, and legs. A bucket like helmet protected the knights head and had a hinged metal visor. A knight also carried a shield to hold in front of him during battle. The shields were made of wood or metal. Knights decorated their shields with their family emblem or crest.
Some knights chose to carry a battle axe during battle instead of a sword. Battle axes had a broad butt-end of the blade that contained an opening into which a wooden haft was inserted some included long strips of metal that were affixed to the faces of the haft to prevent damaged during battle. Some battle axes were engraved or etched with decorative patterns.
The Destrier war horse was mainly used in the medieval era to carry knights into battle. However, the horse is not required to carry an armored knight. A large horse was preferred to increase the power of a lance strike and for the knight to be able to vault onto his horse in full armor if he fell. If unhorsed during battle a knight would remain vulnerable and wounded.
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