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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Bill
Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks.…
Lame
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
Nut
Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or…
Herebra
Phoenician sword with a double-edged, leaf-shaped blade OR straight-bladed Bornean sword with a guardless wooden hilt.
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