Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Slow match

A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Back
The no-cutting part opposite the blade. Double-edged swords has no back.
Elbow gauntlet
The cuff of this gauntlet reaches the elbow, replac­ing both the lower cannon of the vambrace and the couter.
Inlay
See Damascening.
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
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