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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Stechhelm
A 'frog-mouthed' form of great helm which was worn specifically for Gestesch, bolted to the breastplate.
Abbasi
Straight-bladed steel sword with a padded hilt; back of the blade was strengthened by supports; often highly decorated with gold inlay and gilt.
Doloire
(wagoner's axe) battle axe used in the 15th century; socketed steel head is fitted to a wooden haft.
Flanged mace
By the middle ages, many European maces were all metal construction. Flanges, spikes, and similar pointed protrusions were added to combat plate…
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