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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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Breaths
Holes or slits in the visor of a helmet or the lames of a falling buffe or bevor, for ventilation; also…
Etching
A decorative process fre­quently applied to the surface of metals especially in Europe from about 1500 onwards; frequently used in conjunction…
Rondel
A disc of metal fitted to daggers or staff weapons to protect the user's hand, and to the rear of armets to protect the…
Small-Sword
Also court-sword, walking-sword or town-sword. Mostly almost blunt, pointed cane, though some small-swords are pointed…
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