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Knight Fight

By TrevBatWCC    
On Bank Holiday Mondays they usually have special events at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, so took myself off there on May Day.
In one of the tournament halls these two were demonstrating the use of a polearm, pollaxe or poleaxe as they're also known. They come in many variations, and the ones used here feature a spike on the end, with a hammer and a hook just below. They were usually used by knights and other men-at-arms while fighting on foot. The blade or hook can be used, not only for simply hacking down the opponent, but also tripping him, blocking his weapon, disarming him, slicing him and blocking his blows.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Leeds Royal armouries Portraits and people Polearm

Voters: Richsr, RonnieAG, digital_boi and 23 more

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Richsr 13 91 223 England
15 Jul 2014 10:40AM
Good details and re enactment action too Trevor
15 Jul 2014 10:42AM
a good set Trev the kids are certainly taken with the whole experience must have been hot in those suits pleasure to view

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
15 Jul 2014 10:42AM
It's a wonder that they can move around at all, never mind manipulate their weapons, with all that 'metal clobber' on.
Sounds like an interesting event to have attended and you got some good crisp shots.
Like the expression of the chap in V 2, Trev.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 11:09AM
must get down there next
V1 is so cute....Wink
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 11:13AM
It takes simply ages to get the dents out afterwards!
Enjoyable set, Trev.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 11:31AM
Great imagery, even back then they wore hoodies...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 12:06PM
A great set of photos Trev SmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 12:51PM
After viewing the first two, I felt they needed the headgear, so was pleased to see it in the next two views.
I like the reflections in the suit in V1 and his stance, too.
Surely the suit restricts their movement?
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 1:16PM
Unusual set Trev - love all those reflectionsSmile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
15 Jul 2014 2:04PM
Can only imagine how loud this must be. Great reflections in the metal. Super set Trev.
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 3:38PM
Great set of the bold knights Trev. Glad I don't have to polish that lot.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
15 Jul 2014 4:28PM
Love the expression in V.2, Trev Smile Carol
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
15 Jul 2014 5:28PM
They work together well as a set, Trev. Poleaxe or early form of tin-opener?

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2014 7:04PM
Nice set Trev, It has to be V1 for me, note because of the shiny knight but because the guy in the beret looks singularly unimpressed!
1881 8 India
15 Jul 2014 8:27PM
GTongueTongued shot.


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