Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Alamani

Curved steel Indian sword with a gilt handle.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Fingering
Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.
Grip
The handle of a sword. Mostly made of wire, leather, wood, ivory, bone or horn. Also a method of holding a sword.
Fletching
Feathers fastened onto the back of an arrow to help it fly straight.
Onager
Roman Ballista, so named after a wild ass because of the way it kicked back upon firing. It was most common in the armies in the mid 4th century…
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