BC: By: Kirby Wheeler
FC: Anglo-Saxons Weapons and Warefare
1: Spans the 5th century C.E. to the 11th in England.
2: Someone is killed in the "no man lands" might rush to the other side to retrieve weapons.
3: Sometime individuals fighting over bodies might come to sword blows between the two shield walls
4: Owning a sword was a matter of high prestige
5: A knife was served as a machete-like implement in peachtime.
6: Bow and sling were both used as weapons, but were very rare. There was little honour to killing a foe at range.
7: Sword was not common for Anglo-Saxons. It was very expensive to produce,only wealthy warriors would use swords.
8: Spear was most certainly the main weapon of the Anglo-Saxon for most the period.
9: Sutton Hoo helmet is the best serving example.