Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Falx

The falx is a curved cutlass-like blade on the end of a long wooden (almost spear-like) handle. Unlike a cutlass, however, the falx is sharpened along the inner curve of the blade, so that the damage on the blow is done with a pulling motion.

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Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Finger-Ring
See Annellet.
Overcoat
See Surcoat.
Plackart
Part of armor. Covers the wearer's lower rib and stomach area. Attached with straps which allows better flexibility.
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