Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Cross
Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.
Coat-of-Plates
Form of a flexible plate- armor made of steel, bone, or hardened leather plates which are riveted or stitched inside leather or…
Hasta
The hasta was the Roman trusting spear. It was carried by the units called triarii in Republic times. Marius military reforms made the pilum the…
Ice pick
Small tool consisting of a thin metal spike fitted into a wooden handle.
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