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…
Claymore
Two-handed broadsword from the 16th century used by the Scotch Highlanders against Englishmen.
Compound-Hilt & Complex-Guard
Term for the many forms of hilts in Renaissance and on some late-Medieval swords. Ususally consist of finger-rings,…
Sabaton
Articulated, steel armor protecting the foot. Sometimes called solleret by the French.
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