Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Great-Sword

Infantry sword with a form of a longsword. Had to be used with both hands. Blade was flat and wide, hexagonal and narrow, or diamond-shaped. Very effective vs. light armor.

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Brigandine
Form of coat-of-plates with hundreds of small plates, partially covering each other. Mobile yet protective.
Glaive
A broad-bladed, single-edged polearm. Mostly an 18” butcher-knife on a 6 - 7’ pole.
Spaudler
A light laminated defence protecting the point of the shoulder and top of the arm, especially popular in Germany.
Akinakes
The Akinakes was a characteristic Persian sidearm. It was short in length but could be used for both cut and thrust. It is of Scythian origin,…
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