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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Cod-piece
Fabric covering for the groin, latterly padded. Its counter­part in armour could be either of mail or, more usually, of plate.
Glaive
A broad-bladed, single-edged polearm. Mostly an 18” butcher-knife on a 6 - 7’ pole.
Rondel
A disc of metal fitted to daggers or staff weapons to protect the user's hand, and to the rear of armets to protect the…
Surcoat
Also overcoat. Long, tunic-like piece of cloth worn over armor to keep the dirt, rain and sun heat out and present the…
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