A Hospitaller Knight wore a helm helmet to protect his head during battle which was popular style in medieval times.
The Hospitaller Knight’s warhorse was specially trained to fight itself in battle itself and would be clothed in armor including armor to protect it’s face called a Shaffron.
A Hospitaller Knights horse would also wear the Hospitaller Knights distinctive black and white colors.
Weapons of a Hospitaller Knight
Hospitaller Knights could be armed with lances, long swords or other weapons such as Maces, however the Hospitaller Knight’s favorite weapon was his sword as was the case for all medieval knights.
The Hospitaller Knight’s sword had a special place in his heart and was the only weapon a Knight could not be without.
If a Hospitaller Knight was dismounted he would fight with best weapon at his disposal which was usually his sword however other weapons such as maces, poleaxes and war hammers were also used in fights that went to ground.
As a last resort a Hospitaller Knight would usually have a dagger at his disposal if he lost his other weapons, sometimes a Knight would also lose his shield and be forced into a grappling situation on the ground where the medieval dagger such as a Rondel Dagger would be ideal to penetrate gaps in the enemy’s armor.
Knights of Malta Symbols Knights Hospitaller
Knight Hospitaller – Knights of Malta
The Hospitaller knights had several names however, they are widely recognized as being the Knights of Malta as well as the island of Malta was literally their own state which they controlled over many centuries.
During the time when the Knights Hospitaller (Knights of Malta) controlled this territory they were invaded by the mighty Ottoman army who attempted to take control, however after five months of furious fighting the Hospitaller Knights eventually overpowered the Ottoman army and this victory ensured that the legend of the Knights Hospitaller lived on.