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.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Breaths
Holes or slits in the visor of a helmet or the lames of a falling buffe or bevor, for ventilation; also…
Coat-armor
Top-covering piece of clothing. Popular in tournaments where it presented the beholder’s coat of arms.
Dirk
Long, usually single-edged dagger.
Occularium
See Sights.
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