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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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Top-covering piece of clothing. Popular in tournaments where it presented the beholder’s coat of arms.
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A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
Epaule de mouton
Steel defense for the complete arm; developed during the 15th and 16th centuries; used exclusively in jousts.
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