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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Barbuta
See Barbut.
Pommel
Also called pummel. A variously shaped counterweight to the sword blade, riveted to the end of the sword tang above' the …
Pair of Plates
Body defense made from big plates.
Nagan
Sword with a serrated edge; hilt is padded and fitted with a spiked pommel. 
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