Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Akinakes

The Akinakes was a characteristic Persian sidearm. It was short in length but could be used for both cut and thrust. It is of Scythian origin, adopted by both the Medes and Persians from at least the seventh century until the second century B.C.

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Ballock dagger
Also kidney dagger. Has a double-egded blade with a fuller in its center. Hilt made of wood, horn or sometimes ivory. Has two kidney shaped…
Cut-and-Thrust Sword
Quite thin, tapered sword with compound hilts suitable for fingered grip.
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Verdun
Long thrusting sword with a diamond or square-sectioned blade used in the 16th century.
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