Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Doloire
(wagoner's axe) battle axe used in the 15th century; socketed steel head is fitted to a wooden haft.
Espadon
Two-handed sword of the 15th century.
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
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