The flail was a deadly medieval age weapon used in military warfare, however many flails were also used to administer punishment for crimes against the state and church. Flails have one or more weights attached to a handle by chain. Flails provided a great advantage to a horseman, because the horse’s speed add momentum to the swing of the ball at the end. Flails were very difficult to block with a shield because the can bend around or over shields and amour. Disadvantages of the flail were controlling the direction and the space needed when swinging the flail to prevent the knight from hitting himself or other members of your army. We carry skull flails, spiked flails, ball flails, and traditional themed flails. Whether your flail preference is a full size museum quality flail or a mini pocket flail, we got it all.