Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bill

Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks. Effective vs. armored enemies and horses, therefore suited for fighting cavalry. Comes in many forms.

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Inlay
See Damascening.
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A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
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Long cavalry sword.
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