Re: Got a Real World Weapons or Armour Question? Mk XI
A lot of grappling can be done without actually grabbing - major joint locks/breaks can be performed by hooking with the wrist and good body positioning. I'm no mediaeval combat expert, but I have little doubt that I could do them in my steel gauntlets just as easily. That doesn't mean it WAS done, but it's certainly possible.
"Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Ftagn!" said the cultist.
"Oh bother," said Pooh.