Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Umbo
See Boss.
Abbasi
Straight-bladed steel sword with a padded hilt; back of the blade was strengthened by supports; often highly decorated with gold inlay and gilt.
Vervelles
Bronze, brass, or latten staples that attached to a bascinet to enable the leather cuff of an aventail to be secured to the helmet.
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