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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Quillions
Special (Renaissance) term for two straight or curved cross-guards (front and back). Called just cross or guard when on Medieval …
Shoulder
The corner part of a sword. Connects a blade to a tang.
Footman's lance
The footman's lance was essentially a spear used solely for thrusting. Generally, lances were considered to be a cavalry weapon but foot soldiers…
Horseman's hammer
War hammer made of iron or steel, used by mounted fighters.
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