Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Gada

A gaff was and still is a hand-held metal hook with a sharp tip used to latch onto an object, usually for the purposes of moving it. Most commonly, a gaff was a meathook used in pairs by butchers to move large slabs of meat. Farmers have also used gaffs in pairs to move bales of hay. Fishermen used a gaff attached to a long pole to help lift heavy catches from the water.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Fuller
A shallow flute in the middle of one or both sides of a blade. Lightens the sword and makes it stronger and somewhat flexible.…
Sabre
A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
Iverapena
Paddle club made of hardwood and slightly pointed.
Ox-tongue spear
Also called the Langdebeve and Langue de Boeve (both mean tongue of the ox). The ox-tongue spear was a polearm weapon common among the Swiss and…
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