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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Falchion
Single-edged sword with a heavy and towards the tip widening blade. Similar to a meat cleaver. Used mostly by infantry. Balanced…
German Reitschwert
See Backsword.
Hilt
The lower part of a sword. Consists of a cross-guard, handle/grip, and a pommel. Medieval swords are most likely to have a…
Vervelles
Bronze, brass, or latten staples that attached to a bascinet to enable the leather cuff of an aventail to be secured to the helmet.
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