Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Angon
Frankish and Anglo-Saxon throwing spear. Has a long (6 ft) thin iron neck with a barbed head. Almost indentical to the Roman…
Lucerne hammer
A staff weapon with a hammer-head balanced by a fluke, popular with Swiss infantry in both the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Pommel
Also called pummel. A variously shaped counterweight to the sword blade, riveted to the end of the sword tang above' the …
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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