What were machetes used for in medieval times?
Machetes weren't used in medival times. They really didn't make an appearance until the early 1700s and derived from a cutlass. Primarily they were (and are) used as an agricultural tool in tropical and subtropical areas; though a form of martial discipline known as 'machete fencing' did make an appearance in Cuba and they were used to a gruesome extent in Ghana and other civil disputes throughout Africa.
The medival weapon you are probably thinking of is a falchion. It was used in the 13th century and was very similar to a machete - being a short sword that widened at the point and had a blunt back edge. The falchion typically had a guard however (as most bladed weapons intended for fighting do) whereas machetes typically do not.
The Medieval times in Europe were a time of castles, kings and princesses. The Medieval times were also a time that plague ravaged Europe and many countries were at war with each other. The Medieval times were also known as the Middle Ages and occurred from 400 to around 1400. Medieval times is a term used to refer to the middle ages, which is the time period from antiquity to the Renaissance, which is from…
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