When we talk about the Knight character on the Warrior Masterclass, we aren't talking about Jedi Knights! No, we're talking about knights from the middle ages. A Medieval knight would have started his career between the ages of 7 and 10 years old, starting off as a page to another knight before making their way to a squire at the age of 14, and then hopefully graduating as a Knight at the age of 18. As a page they would have started to learn the art of fighting, mostly using wooden weapons, and then moving onto real weapons as a squire. It wasn't just being a good fighter that made you a knight though, becoming a knight was far more complicated, you needed to have aristocratic birth, money to pay for your weapons, horses and squires, and knowledge of the rules of chivalry. This meant that not only were knights well regarded in high society, they were also the fiercest Warriors to face on the battlefield.
Knight's were feared opponents on the battlefield, not only did they have the best training, their wealth and status also afforded them the best and most expensive armour. At the start of the middle-ages, this would have consisted of chain mail which would have covered most of their body, before evolving into plate metal armour. In battle, a Knight was most deadly whilst on horseback, but when fighting on the ground would usually use a heavy two-handed sword, which was double-edged and could be up to one metre in length. The knight would have to be fit enough to move around fast in his heavy armour whilst wielding his heavy sword, and they were also proficient using small daggers, and battle-axes.