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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Bastard sword
Longsword with a longer handle so it can be held by one or two hands. The blade is usually narrowly pointed and quite slender or…
Flamberge
Special type of rapier with a waved blade. Used mostly by officers and uper class. Effective in parrying when it slows down the…
Klappvisier
A modern term for a globular visor worn in Germany in the fourteenth century to accom­pany the basinet; it only covered the…
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
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