Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Back
The no-cutting part opposite the blade. Double-edged swords has no back.
Backsword
Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is…
Claymore
Two-handed broadsword from the 16th century used by the Scotch Highlanders against Englishmen.
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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