Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Arquebus

Also called Harquebus, Hackbut or Hagbush. A short gun used by infantry throughout the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; the butt was sometimes curved so that when levelled it rested against the chest instead of the shoulder.

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Overcoat
See Surcoat.
Riser
Opposite of a fuller. Makes a sword more rigid yet with a flixible spine.
Spear
Also volgue. Weapon with a long shaft, made for thrusting in the first place.
Schiavona
Special form of a cut & thrust sword with a cage- hilt and distinctive cat-head-like pommel. Mostly single-edged …
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