Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Onager

Roman Ballista, so named after a wild ass because of the way it kicked back upon firing. It was most common in the armies in the mid 4th century AD. Since they were so large and slow to move the onagri were most suited for sieges. The length of the sling on the end of the arm could be adjusted to affect the trajectory of the stone.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Gisarme
Solid and bulky, ornamental spear-like polearm.
Lucerne hammer
A staff weapon with a hammer-head balanced by a fluke, popular with Swiss infantry in both the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Ventail
An integral flap of mail attached to the coif in the thirteenth century; it could be drawn across the mouth to protect the lower face.
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,…
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