|Insights from Historical Artwork
rare Swedish example of sword & buckler vs. long sword. Note the small wounds on
the arms, hands, and chest. The figure on the right appears to indeed hold a longer
doublehand blade rather than a single-hand sword double-gripped. The buckler seems
to be blocking or deflecting as the longer blade's egde is behind it. This may be a
civilian judical combat. Note also the leather chaps covering the swords above the hilts.
Form an illustration in the chapter on violent crimes from the State laws of King
Magnus Eriksson, 2nd half of the 14th century.
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