Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Schiavona

Special form of a cut & thrust sword with a cage- hilt and distinctive cat-head-like pommel. Mostly single-edged back-swords but also wide or narrow with a double-edged blade. Has a ricasso for the fingering grip or thumb-rings.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Breastplate
Plate armour protecttion for the front of the torso, to the waist. See also plackart.
Fingering
Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.
Haubergeon
Hauberk ending between crotch and the middle of the wearer’s thigh. Has a sharp dagger-like hem.
Shield
Defensive article. Has many shapes and sizes. Usually made of wood or metal and a covering such as a leather. Has a handle or several straps to get…
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