Another common medieval weapon was the mace, which was a powerful bludgeoning weapon that was strong enough to crush armor with a single swing. I prefer the flanged design like the one in this picture instead of the spiked design because the flanged design could cause more damage to armor than the spiked design. I am thinking of making it the weapon of choice of one of the major characters in my fantasy, who is the heir of a long lineage of formidable knights.
I learned an interesting fact about knighthood. The most known version of becoming a knight is when someone of noble or royal birth bestows the title to an individual after proving their valor or completing their training as a squire. However, there is another way to become a knight in which knighthood is passed down from father to son. These knights would be nobles who have titles and lands, but will be of lower rank than a baron or duke. I am thinking of using this version of knighthood in my fantasy series and these knights will have a special connection with my main character.
I have written another poem about a knight jousting in a medieval tournament. I drew inspiration for this poem from my recent visit to Medieval Times. It was a very enjoyable experience to create this poem and I look forward to sharing it when it is ready. I will keep you updated on any further developments.