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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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Hinged, face part of a helmet. Can be secured by a leather strap and has flexible lames so it can be lowered for better…
Locking gauntlet
Gauntlet with overlapping little plates fastened to a pin on the wrist.
Sax
Also saex. Long and heavy single-edged knife prefered by the Nordic peoples. Saxes could up to 3 ft in length, and hilted like …
Tip
The pointed end of a sword’s blade. Most swords taper towards the tip, but some are straight until the very tip.
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