Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Aclys

Wooden Roman throwing stick with a spiked head; attached to user's arm with a strap which enabled it to be retrieved after it had been thrown.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Broadsword
Term usually stands for Medieval swords which is, in fact, wrong. This misnomer comes from Victorian collectors of the early 19th century.
Pommel bolt
See Pommel nut.
Tabard
Similar to a surcoat. Made from front and back parts laced together. Could be tightened or left loose.
Baculus
In terms of semantics, a baculus is defined as a staff, especially one that symbolizes authority. The term baculus, or baculum, is Latin for staff.…
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