Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Nut

Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or stag-horn, and retains the cross-bow string under tension once the latter is drawn back ready to use. When the nut is released by the trigger or trigger-lever, the string is then freed, shooting the bow.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arbalest
Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
Bill
Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks.…
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Small-Sword
Also court-sword, walking-sword or town-sword. Mostly almost blunt, pointed cane, though some small-swords are pointed…
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