William the Conqueror’s body exploded at his funeral. He’d died due to an intestinal infection from his horse rearing and throwing him against his saddle pommel. At his funeral, as his too large body was being forced into a too small coffin, his abdomen burst. Mourners ran to escape the stench. history.com/news/10-thing…
The ear dagger was a popular weapon of Italian assassins in the 15th and 16th century. It's split pommel allowed the user to press their thumb on the end and maintain control, the split looked like ears granting the name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
That, due to the ineffectiveness of swords against plate armor, German knights would grip the blade with both hands and use the pommel as a club when fighting armored opponents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
There is a sword fighting technique called 'Mordhau' that uses the pommel of the sword to incapacitate your enemy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
14th century knights had a term in dueling called "ending rightly" which is when a knight takes off the pommel of his sword and throws it as hard as he can at his opponent. youtu.be/jETLCm7k3sU
Knights used to grab their swords on the blade and beat the opponent with the pommel, when he is heavily armored. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
There was a sword fighting technique called "Half-sword" where you grab the blade of the sword to have a more accurate stab with the tip of the blade and for attacks with the guard or pommel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
The pommel horse that is used in modern day gymnastics routines was originally developed centuries ago as a means for soldiers to practice mounting and dismounting a horse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Of the Mordhau technique in historical swordsmanship, where you turn your sword into a hammer and obliterated your opponents skull with the hilt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Gymnastics on a horse is a competitive sport youtube.com/watch?v=3Rp0x…

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