MK125 The Jousting Barrier
Usually made of wood and decorated with six different shields (3 on each side) this barrier avoided collisions of both horse and rider.
?Jousting? was one of the ways medieval Knights tested and practiced their ?Skill-At-Arms? when they were not actually in battle. Contests both on foot and mounted allowed them perfect their fighting skills and prepare them for the real thing.
Needless to say ?Jousting? was not for the faint-hearted ? serious injuries were common and death could often take its place on the jousting field. Tempers could fray especially when contestants were using very sharp, very heavy, and…very lethal weaponry!
Among the most popular events of a ?Joust? was the ?Mounted Charge?…