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irish weapons

Postby nathan on Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:24 pm

hi all
was wondering about this for a while. if you had to pick a definitive list of Irish weapons. what would they be? im sure there would be overlap with other nations but what would you choose?
i have my own ideas but would like to hear from others out there who would aslo be more knowledgeable on our martial heritage.
thanks for any input you do give.
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Re: irish weapons

Postby ronanocaoimh on Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:24 am

It all depends on what period you want to portray. Bronze age, Iron age, Early Christian etc?
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Re: irish weapons

Postby nathan on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:54 pm

well thats it any period i would say medieval as most people have knowledge of that. but with so many groups specialize in different eras i would like to hear a list for these periods:
bronze age
iron age
early to late medieval ages
renaissance
Tudor
Stuart periods also.
now i want to see what people think are the most definitive weapons that are Irish and should be taught about in regards to these periods.
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Re: irish weapons

Postby the_power on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:03 pm

Given that people have written hundreds of pages on that aspect of Irish archeology, I think your question is too broad to be worth answering...

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Re: irish weapons

Postby Dave Mooney on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:13 pm

I'd say Spear and Molotov cocktail! But then I would.
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Re: irish weapons

Postby knightofredemption on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:31 pm

Hi mate,
Ignore Dave he should know better, but John has a point. I just googled the phrase Irish historical weapons and came up with a load of info.
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Re: irish weapons

Postby nathan on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:54 am

i know there is a ton of info out there i have found tons that's not the point i want "your" input. the people who actually use these weapons who have likes and dislikes and have hands on experience with them. i also put it broad for that reason many people are multi period reenactors and have a variety of preffered irish weapons so thats why i ask i would like to know what people on here think.
if you want to be specific we can deal with each period one by one if that helps. so bronze age first then. i already have my own list but i want to hear other peoples input to though. so is that possible then?
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