Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Cuisse

Armor protecting thighs.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Backsword
Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is…
Cuisse
Armor protecting thighs.
Misericorde
Straight, narrow dagger often used for the very last help to the mortally wounded warriors.
Pike
Long spear with a small steel head, carried by infantrymen. Metal strips (cheeks) were riveted down the shaft from the point, to reinforce…
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