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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Foible

Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Hilt
The lower part of a sword. Consists of a cross-guard, handle/grip, and a pommel. Medieval swords are most likely to have a…
Klappvisier
A modern term for a globular visor worn in Germany in the fourteenth century to accom­pany the basinet; it only covered the…
Polaxe
See Pollaxe. See also Hache.
Epaule de mouton
Steel defense for the complete arm; developed during the 15th and 16th centuries; used exclusively in jousts.
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