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.

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Armet
Close-fitted helmet with a visor and hinged cheek coverings. More sofisticated than bascinet and less sofisticated than…
Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Couter
Also spelt cowter. Plate armor protecting the elbow.
Cut-and-Thrust Sword
Quite thin, tapered sword with compound hilts suitable for fingered grip.
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