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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.
Single-edged sword with a heavy and towards the tip widening blade. Similar to a meat cleaver. Used mostly by infantry. Balanced…
Small, more flat wooden shield covered with leather or metal-trimmed, later all- steel.
Sword with a heavy, curved blade and S-shaped quillions; used during the 16th century.

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