Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Crossbow

A horizontal bow set at 90 degrees to the tiller and spanned by mechanical means. Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later made of steel. See also Arbalest.

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Bastard sword
Longsword with a longer handle so it can be held by one or two hands. The blade is usually narrowly pointed and quite slender or…
Cod-piece
Fabric covering for the groin, latterly padded. Its counter­part in armour could be either of mail or, more usually, of plate.
German Reitschwert
See Backsword.
Mace
Metal ball attached to a wooden handle. All steel in the later times. Often a symbol of power.
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