Encyclopedia of historical weapons - 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 of many parts and comes in many forms.

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A shallow flute in the middle of one or both sides of a blade. Lightens the sword and makes it stronger and somewhat flexible.…
Hauberk ending between crotch and the middle of the wearer’s thigh. Has a sharp dagger-like hem.
Hand-and-a-half long, straight, double-edged sword with a cruciform hilt. Usually 4-4.5 ft long with a weight of 3-4 lbs. The most…
Two-handed sword
Also slaughtersword. Special and long (5.5-6 ft) type of a great sword with a very long grip compared to its …

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