Then and now

Today's military vs. knights

Knights apparel

  • Armor weighed 40 to 60 pounds
  • Knives were always worn on the left side of the body
  • Shields were made of either wood or steel and were always carried in front of the body
  • Swords weighed roughly 32 pounds
  • Many of the knights' horses were also protected with armor

Modern day soldier apparel

  • Bullet proof vests are always worn during battle
  • The M-16 assault rifle is approximately 6.5 pounds
  • A soldier's uniform approximately weighs 5-7 pounds

Weapons then and now


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