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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Ball & chain

Type of flail; consists of a metal ball attached to a short wooden handle by a chain.

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Also called bascinet, basnet. An open-faced helmet with a globular or conical skull enclosing the sides of…
Also prime or fort. Special (Renaissance) term for the lower part of a blade. Does most of the parrying and has more…
Also overcoat. Long, tunic-like piece of cloth worn over armor to keep the dirt, rain and sun heat out and present the…
The Akinakes was a characteristic Persian sidearm. It was short in length but could be used for both cut and thrust. It is of Scythian origin,…

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