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The goedendag

GoedendagThe goedendag was a Flemish weapon of origin, made from an approximately one and a half meter long tree trunk with a diameter of 10 centimeters. Its tip flared out thicker and had a steel tip. It could be used as a melee weapon and as a stabbing weapon. Surprisingly, the name 'good day' has its origin in English. 'Day' comes from the word 'dagger', which means 'dagger'. Translated, the term therefore comes down to 'good dagger'.

It was a simple, cheap, but formidable weapon, mainly used in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Goedendag would become most famous on the occasion of the Battle of the Golden Spurs, in which the weapon proved to be extremely effective against charging cavalrymen. Good-day warriors were used in combination with spearmen during this battle. The spearman focused on overthrowing the horse, while the fighter with the goedendag repulsed the cavalryman's attack.