Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Ahlespiess

A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is equipped with a long square rod that is sharpened at the end for thrusting. It could be used either to stab, or, if caught out of a close formation, as an effective anti-armor club.

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Bascinet
See Basinet.
Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Fort
See Forte'.
Misericorde
Straight, narrow dagger often used for the very last help to the mortally wounded warriors.
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