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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Tang

The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or partial tangs.

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Inlay
See Damascening.
Plackart
Part of armor. Covers the wearer's lower rib and stomach area. Attached with straps which allows better flexibility.
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
Vervelles
Bronze, brass, or latten staples that attached to a bascinet to enable the leather cuff of an aventail to be secured to the helmet.
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