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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.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Bracer
Early fourteenth century form of defence for the lower arm; also a term for an archer's arm guard to protect the forearm from the bowstring.
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Alamani
Curved steel Indian sword with a gilt handle.
Kalus
Whip commonly made of buffalo hide or rattan and fitted to a handle of wood
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