Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Two-handed sword

Also slaughtersword. Special and long (5.5-6 ft) type of a great sword with a very long grip compared to its blade. Has a compound hilt with side-rings and enlarged cross-guards and usually also a special pointed lug (for a better defense or to trap enemy’s sword) sticking out of the blade 4-8 inches below the guard.

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Bardiche
Alsocalled berdiche. A pollaxe with a long, slightly curved blade, principally used in north-eastern Europe.
Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Poleyn
Armor protecting the knee.
Spangenhelm
A modern German term describing conical helmets constructed of a number of segments riveted together; descended from Late Roman prototypes.
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