Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Back

The no-cutting part opposite the blade. Double-edged swords has no back.

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Grand guard
A large reinforcing plate designed for the tilt, attached to the left side of the breastplate to cover the left shoulder, the upper arm and…
A light laminated defence protecting the point of the shoulder and top of the arm, especially popular in Germany.
See Estoc.
Paddle club made of hardwood and slightly pointed.

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