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Medieval weapons and body type


Fantasy ascribes different weapons to different body types. While it is true that abilityto use a weapon is related to body build, the connections that fiction makes is often quite the opposite of one in the real world. Bow and arrow are thus given to women, despite requiring extreme upper body strength; whereas weapons that required skill and grace – sword and spear – are often given for use to extremely muscular Ahnold Swolezenegger type guys, under assumption that "BASH HEADS = HUGE MUSCLE!". But that is not entirely correct.

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Medieval weapons and body type