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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Black Bill
See Bill.
Lame
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
Quillions
Special (Renaissance) term for two straight or curved cross-guards (front and back). Called just cross or guard when on Medieval …
'Spanish' morion
See cabasset and morion.
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