Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Etching

A decorative process fre­quently applied to the surface of metals especially in Europe from about 1500 onwards; frequently used in conjunction with blueing and gilding.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Goddara
Sword with a curved blade and padded hilt; often highly decorated.
Recurve bow
Unlike the longbow, the ends of an unstrung recurve bow are curved away from the archer. This allows the strung bow to be more powerful and shorter…
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