Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Main-gauche
Left-handed, parrying dagger used along with a rapier.
Skull
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
Waisted-grip
Specially shaped handle. Has somewhat wider middle and narrows towards the pommel.
Aclys
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.
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