Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Longbow

Archer’s weapon for launching arrows. Draws 30-36 inches and ranges over 300 yards. Very effective vs. unarmed enemies.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Cross-guard
See Cross.
Gauntlet
Armored glove mostly consisting of a single plate for the back of the hand and a smaller and flexible part of overlapping plates for the fingers. See…
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
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