Encyclopedia of historical weapons - German Reitschwert

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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Armour
Usually metal pieces made specially for their purpose - to protect their wearer's body against thrust, stabs and any other kind of attacks. Comprises…
Falchion
Single-edged sword with a heavy and towards the tip widening blade. Similar to a meat cleaver. Used mostly by infantry. Balanced…
Lame
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
Nut
Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or…
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