Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Sword

Most common weapon in history. Looks like a big dagger. Consists of a blade and a hilt, which has many detailed parts. Blade is made of metal, except wooden training swords, while hilt may be made of wood, horn, bone or ivory. Comes in almost endless forms.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Lammellar
Form of armor. Consist of small metal plates stitched together.
Spurs
Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type;…
Adarga
Parrying weapon consisting of a small bladed shield attached to a short spear.
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