Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Tang

The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or partial tangs.

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Cowter
See Couter.
Coat-armor
Top-covering piece of clothing. Popular in tournaments where it presented the beholder’s coat of arms.
Wrought iron
Comprises of (and is also called) charcoal iron and is welded in fire. Quality may vary but is usually quite delicate yet easily bend-able.…
Yatagan
A long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt; usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly…
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