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See Damascening.
Rapier
Long, double- edged, single-handed sword with a thin blade. Designed to emphasize the thrust. Probably the first…
Slow match
A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
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