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.

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Armour
Usually metal pieces made specially for their purpose - to protect their wearer's body against thrust, stabs and any other kind of attacks. Comprises…
Morning star
Also called morgenstern. A form of spiked club , popular in the early sixteenth century.
Target
A round shield, mounted on the arm, used throughout history. Most targets were large (30 - 36”) and made of wood, but in the…
Udlimau
Fighting adze of hardwood, had a stone point fixed with resin on the head.
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