Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Buckler

Small and round hand- shield (9 – 18 inches in diameter) with a single handle or two enarmes. Has long spikes or hooks on its front, which could trap the enemy’s rapier.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Etching
A decorative process fre­quently applied to the surface of metals especially in Europe from about 1500 onwards; frequently used in conjunction…
Sabre
A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
Recurve bow
Unlike the longbow, the ends of an unstrung recurve bow are curved away from the archer. This allows the strung bow to be more powerful and shorter…
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