Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Glaive
A broad-bladed, single-edged polearm. Mostly an 18” butcher-knife on a 6 - 7’ pole.
Kettle hat
Plain metal helmet with a wide brim.
Sabre
A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
Waisted-grip
Specially shaped handle. Has somewhat wider middle and narrows towards the pommel.
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