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Old 4th November 2017, 09:27 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
... You are right though, to try to minimize such details as possible ...

A difficult task for an arms historian, so i see ...

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Originally Posted by Jim McDougall
... The notion of blood soaking cloth falls into the myth and lore category so often rampant in weapons study, and along with 'blood gutters' in sword blades ...

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...If I may momentarily deviate to certain significance of a 'gory' circumstance lending itself to history and thereby, tradition. After this battle, there were many of these lances so encrusted with dried blood they were actually crimped. It became a custom of this unit to 'crimp' their pennons in honor of that battle...

Haven't you already narrated this chapter in post #41 of this thread

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