Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Damascening
Also called inlay. A process used for the decoration of metal surfaces; usually silver or gold onto iron or steel. 'True'…
Gorget
Also called a collar. Close-fitting plate protecting the neck, throat, and upper chest.
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
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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