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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Backsword

Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is thicker, creating a wedge-like shape. This shape supposedly increases cutting capacity.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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