The Jousting Life

Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Knights of Mayhem" Inspires Medievalist to Research Lance Construction

Will McLean has been involved in medieval recreation since 1975. He is co-author of the book, "Daily Life in Chaucer's England", and he has written and illustrated several articles on the medieval tournament. He also keeps a blog, "A Commonplace Book", where he writes articles about whatever he is interested in at the time.

While watching the National Geographic tv show "Knights of Mayhem", he was inspired to do some research into how lances were constructed prior to the 1600's. The resulting article, though not comprehensive, still has information that may be useful or at least interesting to those involved in contemporary competitive jousting.

A Commonplace Book: Lance Construction by Will Mclean

16th century lance (photo by rosequinner)

Placard for 16th century lance (photo by rosequinner)

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