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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Backsword
Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is…
Damascening
Also called inlay. A process used for the decoration of metal surfaces; usually silver or gold onto iron or steel. 'True'…
Polearm
Also military fork. Consists of two parts - a long haft and a head. Head comes in many forms - most often two parallel or slightly "V"…
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
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