Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Hand-and-a-half sword

See bastard sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Foible
Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.
Fingering
Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.
Battering Ram
A Battering Ram is a large chunk of wood used to knock down castle walls in the Medieval era. With the weight of at least four men behind it, this…
Footman's lance
The footman's lance was essentially a spear used solely for thrusting. Generally, lances were considered to be a cavalry weapon but foot soldiers…
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