Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bill

Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks. Effective vs. armored enemies and horses, therefore suited for fighting cavalry. Comes in many forms.

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Armour
Usually metal pieces made specially for their purpose - to protect their wearer's body against thrust, stabs and any other kind of attacks. Comprises…
Backplate
Plate armour defence for the back.
Spaudler
A light laminated defence protecting the point of the shoulder and top of the arm, especially popular in Germany.
Upper end
The hilt part of a sword.
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