Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Damascening

Also called inlay. A process used for the decoration of metal surfaces; usually silver or gold onto iron or steel. 'True' damascening is a form of inlay wherein grooves or channels are cut in the surface to be decorated and the softer metal forming such decoration is hammered into them, usually as a wire. See also counterfeit damascening.

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Cross
Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.
Nasal
Plate defence on early medieval helmets, often riveted to the bottom of the skull to cover the nose and middle of the face.
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
Anelace
A heavy, broad-bladed, sharp-pointed, double-edged knife.
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