Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Pollaxe
(The preferred spelling to polaxe or poleaxe). A knightly staff weapon, its head being an axehead, usually balanced by a fluke or…
Polearm
Also military fork. Consists of two parts - a long haft and a head. Head comes in many forms - most often two parallel or slightly "V"…
Slow match
A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.
Quaddara
Straight-bladed sword, often inlaid with gold; hilt is of horn with no guard.
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