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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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Basilard
Two-edged dagger with a long blade. Used in the late Middle Ages. Usually worn with ordinary clothes as well as with …
Buff-coat
Heavy coat from buff-leather worn alone for light protection or under armor.
Occularium
See Sights.
Spurs
Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type;…
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