Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Misericorde
Straight, narrow dagger often used for the very last help to the mortally wounded warriors.
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"…
Nagan
Sword with a serrated edge; hilt is padded and fitted with a spiked pommel. 
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