Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Byrnie
Mail shirt with elbow-length sleeves, ends in the middle of the beholder’s thighs.
Cut-and-Thrust Sword
Quite thin, tapered sword with compound hilts suitable for fingered grip.
Stechhelm
A 'frog-mouthed' form of great helm which was worn specifically for Gestesch, bolted to the breastplate.
Xiphos
Bronze sword with a tanged metal blade fitted into a plain wooden hilt.
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