Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Blade

The length of steel that forms a sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arming sword
Also short sword. Single-handed weapon which looks like a simple longsword. Attached to the a knight’s belt.
Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
Gamboised
A padded defense made of linen, flax or other fabric, sometimes reinforced and studded. Gamboised cuisses were often worn as an early addition to…
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