Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Yatagan

A long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt; usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly straight back.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Bill
Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks.…
Crossbow
A horizontal bow set at 90 degrees to the tiller and spanned by mechanical means. Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later…
Sabre
A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
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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