Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Elbow gauntlet
The cuff of this gauntlet reaches the elbow, replac­ing both the lower cannon of the vambrace and the couter.
Flamberge
Special type of rapier with a waved blade. Used mostly by officers and uper class. Effective in parrying when it slows down the…
Grand guard
A large reinforcing plate designed for the tilt, attached to the left side of the breastplate to cover the left shoulder, the upper arm and…
Adze
The adze was a traditional carpenter’s tool with a long thin axe-like blade attached at a right angle to the handle; they were used for cutting…
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