Post-classical history

§ A Spectacular Spear-Thrust

One of the most spectacular spear-thrusts that I witnessed was inflicted by a horseman from the Franks (may God confound them) on a horseman from our troops, called Sabah ibn Qunayb – from the Kilab tribe. It cut through three rib-bones on his left side and then through three on his right.45 Finally, the sharp edge of the spear-head struck his elbow-joint, splitting it in two just like a butcher does with a joint of meat. He died instantly.

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