Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Nut

Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or stag-horn, and retains the cross-bow string under tension once the latter is drawn back ready to use. When the nut is released by the trigger or trigger-lever, the string is then freed, shooting the bow.

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Cuisse
Armor protecting thighs.
Flamberge
Special type of rapier with a waved blade. Used mostly by officers and uper class. Effective in parrying when it slows down the…
Schiavona
Special form of a cut & thrust sword with a cage- hilt and distinctive cat-head-like pommel. Mostly single-edged …
Javelin
A short throwing spear, used as a shock weapon.
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