Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Fingering
Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.
Harness
A term used in preference to 'suit' when talking of a complete armour.
Lance rest
A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
Tang
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
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