Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Pummel
See Pommel.
Sabre
A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
Ventail
An integral flap of mail attached to the coif in the thirteenth century; it could be drawn across the mouth to protect the lower face.
Falx
The falx is a curved cutlass-like blade on the end of a long wooden (almost spear-like) handle. Unlike a cutlass, however, the falx is sharpened…
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