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.
Poleyn
Armor protecting the knee.
Polaxe
See Pollaxe. See also Hache.
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
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