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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Two-handed sword

Also slaughtersword. Special and long (5.5-6 ft) type of a great sword with a very long grip compared to its blade. Has a compound hilt with side-rings and enlarged cross-guards and usually also a special pointed lug (for a better defense or to trap enemy’s sword) sticking out of the blade 4-8 inches below the guard.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Backplate
Plate armour defence for the back.
Cross-guard
See Cross.
Hand-and-a-half sword
See bastard sword.
Muffler
Mitten-like removable extension of a sleeve on a hauberk.
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