(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
Category Archives: Renaissance Festival
Labor Day @ Maryland Renaissance Festival
Spiked Battle Hammer
Saw this at the Maryland Renaissance Festival and thought this was a notable weapon/art piece.
It’s a War (Battle) Hammer with a spike on one side and an animal head for the hammer on the other.
TV shows like Vikings and Z(i.e. zombie) Nation have made these sort of famous again.
It’s sort of crazy the things people used in the past to fight and kill with.
Imagine getting clobbered with one of these…ugly!
But before guns, when the battle was up close and personal, what choice did people really have to defend themselves with.
It was life or death…and many in the most gruesome ways ended up the latter. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
This was a cool show we saw at the Maryland Renaissance Festival this past weekend.
The show combined some nice acrobatic tricks with a good sense of humor.
The torture and killing was nasty in the medieval ages, but at least they took the edge off with some daring and showmanship in the joust and on stage. 😉
(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)
The Ax Thrower
This is a picture I took at the Renaissance Festival.
The guy is throwing an ax in a pretty serious way.
While everyone else was doing it with two hands over their head, this dude was pitching it up like a baseball.
He not only looked the authentic part of the middle ages, but he played it well too–and man, you would not want to get in front of his ax throw.
Wonder if he gives lessons? 😉