The knight we present here shows a few peculiar things which are specific for the battle at
Courtrai. In the first place he doesn't wear spurs. During the Battle of Courtrai the Flemish knights fighting on the Flemish
side (seems weird, but there were Flemish knights fighting on French side too) fought on foot. Wearing spurs would hinder
them. When it became clear that the French were losing, some BrabanÁon lords tried to change sides by shouting
"Vlaendren die Leeu". Guy of Namur ordered then to kill all those who wore spurs. This fact alone proofs that the Flemish
knights didn't wear them during the battle. They would of course wear their spurs on other occasions.
Secondly, our knight doesn't wear any maille chausses. Two reasons for that. First of all, I
haven't made any yet (most obvious). And moreover they would be cumbersome while fighting on foot. Wearing this
complete equipment, shield and helmet included, means an extra 25 kilograms of weight. Wearing heavy maille chausses
would make my movements even more difficult.
Apart from these most striking details our knight does not differ from the French knights of that
time. Some smaller details will be explained further on the next pages. All the things you will see me wearing on these
pages is made by myself, excluding helmet and sword.