Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Francisca

Light throwing axe used alongside an angon.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Backsword
Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is…
Hache
Also Bec de Faucon, Pollaxe (misnomer) or Polaxe. Two basic forms – First one has an axe-shaped edged…
Poleyn
Armor protecting the knee.
Target
A round shield, mounted on the arm, used throughout history. Most targets were large (30 - 36”) and made of wood, but in the…
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