Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Hilt
The lower part of a sword. Consists of a cross-guard, handle/grip, and a pommel. Medieval swords are most likely to have a…
Pike
Long spear with a small steel head, carried by infantrymen. Metal strips (cheeks) were riveted down the shaft from the point, to reinforce…
Targe
Small, more flat wooden shield covered with leather or metal-trimmed, later all- steel.
Bayonet
At the end of the seventeenth century the French introduced the socket bayonet. This contained a sleeve fitting round the barrel and was locked…
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