Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Langet
Metal strips attached to the the shaft of a polearm to reinforce the torque of its head, and to protect the joint connecting the head and…
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Surcoat
Also overcoat. Long, tunic-like piece of cloth worn over armor to keep the dirt, rain and sun heat out and present the…
Full moon
Parrying weapon consisting of a steel ring attached to a handle with two curved blades fitted to either end; outer edges of the ring and the blades…
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