Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Grip

The handle of a sword. Mostly made of wire, leather, wood, ivory, bone or horn. Also a method of holding a sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arming sword
Also short sword. Single-handed weapon which looks like a simple longsword. Attached to the a knight’s belt.
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…
Nasal
Plate defence on early medieval helmets, often riveted to the bottom of the skull to cover the nose and middle of the face.
Ox-tongue spear
Also called the Langdebeve and Langue de Boeve (both mean tongue of the ox). The ox-tongue spear was a polearm weapon common among the Swiss and…
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