So I got a few questions regarding the issue: How were longswords carried? I know they were carried on the hips, but I need some more specific details: Were the belts set up like, say, gun belts today, i.e. tied as tightly and firmly as comfort allowed so the weapon / holster (scabbard in the case of a sword) moved as little as possible when you went for the draw, ensuring it was always in exactly the same place? Or were the belts worn looser? Why? Were the belts made of materials like the aforementioned gun belts; as rigid as possible to add stability, or did they prefer softer leather for flexibility (or some other reason)? How were the scabbards "mounted" on the belts? How were bows carried if you were not in the army, going into battle, but, say, traveling alone or in a small group from place A to place B? How were they carried if you were on foot? What about if you had a horse; how were bows mounted on horses / saddles when not in use? Were vines (if that's the correct term) carried on the hips or on the back? Come to think of it, what kind of a bow would a knight carry in the medieval / late medieval period? I'd imagine a longbow would be a tad too big since they were taller than their users... That being said, would, say, a knight or a brigand even carry a bow unless they were going to battle or hunting? How about shields? Were they carried on the back when on foot? How were they mounted on horses (like a hook on the saddle or some such?)? Thanks in advance!