Given that my surname is Knight, I've long romanticised swords as the "go-to" weapon for Medieval combat, but it took just one episode of the amazing Knight Fight for me to change my mind and wonder why everyone just doesn't kit themselves out with a mace?
Dungeons & Dragons/Castles & Crusades etc have a variety of maces in their equipment lists and I reckon in the future that'll be the direction I take my fighter player-characters.
I suspect, over the next few weeks, Knight Fight is going to give a lot of things to think about re: D&D combat. This isn't staged film fights, but full-on, competitive combat with real arms and armour.
Sure, the blades are blunted and there are rules, but it's still freaking dangerous and a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
Here's the world's strongest man (2017), Eddie Hall (Strength: 18 or higher?), putting the sport, its weapons and armour, to the test: