Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Foible

Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.

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Great-Sword
Infantry sword with a form of a longsword. Had to be used with both hands. Blade was flat and wide, hexagonal and…
Nut
Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or…
Gamboised
A padded defense made of linen, flax or other fabric, sometimes reinforced and studded. Gamboised cuisses were often worn as an early addition to…
Recurve bow
Unlike the longbow, the ends of an unstrung recurve bow are curved away from the archer. This allows the strung bow to be more powerful and shorter…
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