A Flail is a weapon used throughout the Middle Ages. It's a hand weapon. The end of the Flail is a small ball with spikes. The handle of the Flail is a long stick with a chain that connects the small ball. The Flail is a weapon used to swing at objects with the spiky ball. Throughout the Middle Ages the Flail was considered a very popular weapon. In 1420-1434, the Flail was used by the Hussities with large numbers of peasant foot soldiers armed with flails. A person who is not carefull might easily cause self-inflicted pain with this weapon. A weapon called the Nunchuck is a variation of the Flail.