Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Sword

Most common weapon in history. Looks like a big dagger. Consists of a blade and a hilt, which has many detailed parts. Blade is made of metal, except wooden training swords, while hilt may be made of wood, horn, bone or ivory. Comes in almost endless forms.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Estoc
Called tuck in English. Long, pointed and rigid longsword with a triangular or square blade, which was quite blunt.…
Pollaxe
(The preferred spelling to polaxe or poleaxe). A knightly staff weapon, its head being an axehead, usually balanced by a fluke or…
Scabbard
Sheath for a sword or dagger. Usually made of thin wood, lined with felt or sheepskin, and covered in leather.
Targe
Small, more flat wooden shield covered with leather or metal-trimmed, later all- steel.
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