Insights from Historical Artwork

An illustration of foot combat from the late 1400’s. In the center, a fighter raises on high a sword with a rare down-turned cross guard. His second arm is extended out as with a buckler. Behind him a fighter raises a similar sword above his head with two hands. They both face a kettle-hat wearing opponent using a falchion and curved kite shield with a large umbo. Another fighter with a glaive also faces off with him. From Bilings' Crusade.

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