Joust in Jerusalem

• Knights Tournament in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, at the joust strong in body and spirit the guys were cut with swords, shields, on billboards, and without shields.

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It takes place in the active-Historical Museum Ein Yael in Jerusalem. Knights and their iron horses.

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The producer of the festival, also known as the marshal at the upcoming contests, Gregory Tamar read the rules.

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The rules for winning is necessary to put the opponent a few blows to the helmet. According dents can be seen that the cause of the soul.

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In my opinion, this is not a reliable reconstruction. Mini at the time had not yet opened. But this girl liberty in dealing with the history did not harm :)

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Eugene - Mongolian warrior, repairing armor. In fact, the armor bought at gunsmiths in Russia and repairing them yourself very often. Especially in the fight goes to the gloves, but with shields and helmets, too, often do not withstand shocks.

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Eyes on the banner.

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Before the fight sword master explains the kids how to use a gun. And those and are happy - waving heartily.

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Oh, look, the knights!

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To reconstruct - everything is. And the dishes, and food. Who can buy a bowl of soup of chivalry. Barley, chicken, quite frankly, not luxury. But many bought - to feel the atmosphere of the forest.

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Fit armor. Then remove the armor - up to the fight. In other 30-degree heat, you can simply fall down from heat stroke. To avoid serious injury, the participants wore the armor of mounted knights, and then the thick jacket (such as padded jacket), and tight pants, and a pair of liner, and iron more than the foot soldier. Hold the sun in such attire can be very long.

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Rabbi Shmulevich among the public.

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In the event invited the Israeli league gunsmiths. Swords they do not, in general, hunting knives. In my opinion, a great success of their production in that day did not use - not the most suitable product for the members of the club of historical reconstruction.

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begins! Crusader - Denis Zlatopolsky, co-chairman and head coach. A lovely lady who keeps his sword, as I understand it, his daughter.

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Duel with a short sword and buckler - a small shield. fencing techniques taken from Fechtbuch - textbook written in the XIV and XV century.

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And this is a fight to polutoraruchnyh sword - the most traumatic, because the battle is without shields.

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In such an outfit even just stand in the sun is hot, and in fact have yet to swing the sword.

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spectator.

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Marshal following the progress of the match. Teams are given here of the red and blue stick - not to rashly slashed if you approach close :) There are touch judges.

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And it does not seem very authentic attire. And the cameras in the XV century were not so tiny :)

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Sweat rolls hail. In addition, Oleg received a heavy blow on the arm. But fight he still brought to an end.

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Weight categories are observed, but as participants in a bit, then pick up a completely equal in the physical parameters of the opponent is not easy.

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Knight in blue finally relented. I received a strong blow to his hand, recalled that in real life he is a tattoo artist, and that with an injury on the job will have to forget, and would prefer not to continue the fight.

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I think the tournament gathered reenactors from all eras. And in general - Jerusalem freaks came to Ein Yael almost at full strength.

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This is our lightweight knights.

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They somehow were the most ornate.

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This heavyweights. Eugene - 150 kg, his opponent - 125.

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