Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Schiavona

Special form of a cut & thrust sword with a cage- hilt and distinctive cat-head-like pommel. Mostly single-edged back-swords but also wide or narrow with a double-edged blade. Has a ricasso for the fingering grip or thumb-rings.

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Aventail
A curtain of mail attached by means of staples (ver-velles) around the base of a helmet (especially the basinet ), and…
Mitten gauntlet
A gauntlet with articulated transverse lames cover­ing the fingers, rather than the fingers each being separately pro­tected by a series of…
Sheath
See Scabbard.
Udlimau
Fighting adze of hardwood, had a stone point fixed with resin on the head.
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