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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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Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Godendag
Halberd with a wide blade.
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Nagan
Sword with a serrated edge; hilt is padded and fitted with a spiked pommel. 
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