Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Halberd

Weapon which improved effectivity vs. heavy armor. Has a wide, short axe attached to a 5-6 ft haft and a sharp spear at its point. Usually also a back-spike and sometimes a butt-spike.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Bracer
Early fourteenth century form of defence for the lower arm; also a term for an archer's arm guard to protect the forearm from the bowstring.
Cowter
See Couter.
Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Forte'
Also prime or fort. Special (Renaissance) term for the lower part of a blade. Does most of the parrying and has more…
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