- The no-cutting part opposite the blade. Double-edged swords has no back.
- Also Bec de Faucon, Pollaxe (misnomer) or Polaxe. Two basic forms – First one has an axe-shaped edged…
- A round shield, mounted on the arm, used throughout history. Most targets were large (30 - 36”) and made of wood, but in the…
- Epaule de mouton
- Steel defense for the complete arm; developed during the 15th and 16th centuries; used exclusively in jousts.