I know that this will be a bit vague, but here goes: what’s the weirdest weapon ever made/used in the medieval times? I meant in terms of how it’s used. I wrote the man catcher question so I would like to know if there was any weapons weirder than that myself.

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  • Honestly, if you can leave aside that every pre-industrial-themed video game has them so we all grew up seeing them, I think military flails are pretty darn weird. – T.E.D. Aug 28 '18 at 21:51
  • Good point @T.E.D. – Abraham Ray Aug 28 '18 at 21:52
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    What do you mean by weird? The shape of the weapon? The way it was used? I'm afraid that without any criteria, this is just opinion based – Kepotx Aug 28 '18 at 21:59
  • Sorry, I meant the way it was used primarily @Kepotx – Abraham Ray Aug 28 '18 at 22:00
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    Aethelflaed's bees – Mark C. Wallace Aug 28 '18 at 22:58

Not a weird weapon, but a weird name: the (lengthened) morning star is called in Dutch 'goedendag'. That translates to good morning, or good day.

It is actually a viciously efficient and easy to produce weapon. It was very successfully used during the Battle of the Golden Spurs, in which a Flemish peasant army defeated a large French army of knights.

A morning star was wielded with one hand, with a short handle, a goedendag was more a pole weapon.

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