In this thread i plan to Share the best informations we have today about how things and people looked in Late 14th century. So first some Introduction: This is me: IAm a reanactor trying to recreate a best interpretation of a well established Medieval Proffesional footsoldier of period between 1382-1424 in Czech kingdom. Civilian clothes and a main weapon: Another foto in civilian clothes: And a full Armor ("Sudličník" best english translation would be halberdier althouht in my language halberdier would be a bit different soldier from different century): As a well established proffesional i could also have a steel thigh and knee armor, and i own one set but it is not too comfortable so i usually dont use it. Here is a picture where i wear it: It is ok on a horseback but walking in it longer distances is a pain in the ass. I will continue later with pictures of different pieces of clothing weaponry and equipment. --- Automerge --- Clothing I will not know all the english translations so i will sometimes use a czech names: Nohavice (pants?) and Bruchy (like medieval underware): Suknice spodní (Undershirt?): To be continued: --- Automerge --- Warm Woolen Shirt Cape (rolled down) and a cap (sorry for bad quality): --- Automerge --- Shoes: Ignore the left pair (the pointy shoes) it is a older image and i found out that theese are not historically acurate) The right pair is better but still adapted to modern standarts of comfort and safety, so also not perfectly accurate but acceptable: Much better shoes: Light Cap For hot weather or under Woolen cap or straw hat: --- Automerge --- Woolen Cap: --- Automerge --- Personal Equipment: Belt Pouches Knife and money: --- Automerge --- Note that i have a wrong belt buckler an iam missing a belt end (i have bought them but been lazy so far to repair the belt. Here in bottom right side of the picture is how should they look: picture also shows Some money, decorations that go on your hat, 3 decorative pins and 2 spoons. --- Automerge --- You also need something to start a fire. usually a piece of metal and piece of stone and something really dry and easy to catch fire. I dont have any pictures so here is wiki: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Křesadlo --- Automerge --- Weapons: Anyone who wanted to grow old one day would carry at least a long knife in 14th century. Unlike popular belief, Swords werent much common, only rich people owned them, and they carried them mostly as a "badge of status" sidearm (in battle) and a selfdefence weapon, as swords, especially longswords arent much usefull in battle (confirmed with my own experience) unles they are paired with shield. Much more comon were Axes, Falchions, long knifes and "Machetes"(best translation of "tesák" i found) wich served as both weapons and tools. Simple tesák (machette? iam still not sure with the translation): --- Automerge --- Every soldier worth that name has at least two weapons, in modern times it is a Rifle (main) and a pistol (sidearm). In medieval times main weapon would be something wich either gives a range advantage, like crosbow, or long polearm like Spear, halberd, scythe, etc. Or weapon wich can deal a heawy blow, like AXE, hammer or CLUB. Attention: medieval battleaxe never had two blades! NEVER! It could have a spike or a hook on the oposite side from the blade, but never a second blade! 14th Century´s grandfather of an halbert would look simillar to this: --- Automerge --- Axe could be your everyday tool or you could use more "tactical" version like this: Wich would be paired with shield. YOu can see some shields here: --- Automerge --- Warious versions of clubs hammers and maces would be used but i dont own any and dont have pics. --- Automerge --- Hopefully i will be able to add more content to this thread in the future, and hopefully more threads like this will appear from people recreating other medieval periods.