Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Mortuary sword
See Backsword.
Waisted-grip
Specially shaped handle. Has somewhat wider middle and narrows towards the pommel.
Ancus
Indian elephant goad; vary greatly in size from about 40 to 120 centimeters in length; shorter ones were used by riders, while the longer versions…
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