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.

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Couter
Also spelt cowter. Plate armor protecting the elbow.
Cuirass
Also called pair of curates. Full-coverage, plate body- armor. Consists of breastplate, backplate, and sometimes …
Morgenstern
See Morning star.
Pair of Plates
Body defense made from big plates.
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