Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Etching

A decorative process fre­quently applied to the surface of metals especially in Europe from about 1500 onwards; frequently used in conjunction with blueing and gilding.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Typical weapon of a man-at-arms. Firstly a long (9 ft) spear but later developed into a heavier and even longer form unsuited for infantry.
Wooden Roman throwing stick with a spiked head; attached to user's arm with a strap which enabled it to be retrieved after it had been thrown.
Ice pick
Small tool consisting of a thin metal spike fitted into a wooden handle.
War axe
The term war axe is not a particular weapon but rather descriptive of an axe designed specifically for use in combat. War axes were generally…

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