Survey Says: Top Medieval Weaponry and You results, History Survey
The top 25 Medieval Weaponry and You results of 12534 participants. Percentages indicate the frequency of the self-selected participants' top results for Medieval Weaponry and You.      

#1 24.6%
Cutlass - The pirate's sword.
#2 9.0%
Spiked Chain - A chain with is held in the middle and has hideous barbs and spikes on either ends. It crushes and cuts one's enemies with a powerful ferocity. Usually about 6'-8' in length and must be used in two hands.
#3 7.2%
Scythe - A farming emplement turned weapon. It has a pole which is usually about 6' long with a long curving blade. The blade is usually sharp on the inside edge only.
#4 7.2%
Bastard Sword - Similar to a longsword only with a hilt long enough to be held in both one and two-handed versions. Also called a hand-and-a-half sword.
#5 6.5%
Great Sword - A large two handed sword which is usually about as tall as the wielder. It easily crushes bones when it strikes if it doesn't sever the limb outright.
#6 6.5%
Battle-axe - A larger than average axe designed for battle field use alone.
#7 4.8%
Great Mace - A larger, more deadly mace. Used mainly from horseback due to it's great weight.
#8 4.7%
Dagger - A large knife about 6"-9" in total length. Made for stabbing more than slashing.
#9 3.7%
Hand Axe - A smaller axe converted to battle field use. Can be thrown.
#10 3.2%
Longsword - A standard type of sword with a blade about two fingers wide. It is quite light and made for one handed use.
#11 3.1%
Bardiche - A pole weapon, usually about 8' long, with a long curved axe blade on top.
#12 3.1%
Short Spear - A spear between 3'-8' used by soldiers with sheilds or from behind the sheild wall. The larger versions can be thrown.
#13 2.5%
Crossbow, any - The weapon which doomed the middle ages. A crossbow can fire it's bolts through armor at great distances. However it is difficult and time consuming to load.
#14 2.2%
Short Sword - A sword about 20" in total length which is primarily a thrusting weapon.
#15 2.0%
Rapier - A light, thin sword used primarily for thrusting.
#16 1.9%
Quarterstaff - A stout pole about 6' tall.
#17 1.9%
Morningstar - A ball and chain weapon most commonly mistaken for a mace.
#18 1.4%
Long Bow - A powerful bow capable of firing arrows through armor.
#19 1.1%
Long Spear - A spear on a 10'-15' pole used mainly to kill sheildman. It cannot be thrown.
#20 0.9%
Halberd - A weapon with a spear head on top, axe blade on one top edge and a hook on the other. The pole is about 8' long usually.
#21 0.6%
Club - A thick piece of wood, like a baseball bat.
#22 0.6%
Short Bow - A smaller bow which is easier to wield than a long bow. Also it is less powerful.
#23 0.6%
Flail - A metal bar attached to a rope or chain attached to another larger metal bar. Often used by peasants in uprisings as they are in fact converted farm tools.
#24 0.4%
Mace - A weapon on a short (3') pole. The metal head is flanged and can easily break bones in combat.
#25 0.2%
Sling - A bit of leather swung around one's head which is capable of launching slings stones and sling bullets at enemies.

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