Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Broadsword
Term usually stands for Medieval swords which is, in fact, wrong. This misnomer comes from Victorian collectors of the early 19th century.
Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Udlimau
Fighting adze of hardwood, had a stone point fixed with resin on the head.
Veruta
Throwing javelin of the late empire.
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