Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Schiavona

Special form of a cut & thrust sword with a cage- hilt and distinctive cat-head-like pommel. Mostly single-edged back-swords but also wide or narrow with a double-edged blade. Has a ricasso for the fingering grip or thumb-rings.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Lance rest
A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
Quarterstaff
Long (6-10 ft), massive pole for personal defense yet very dangerous in skilled hands.
Rebated
Training or tournament sword with blunted point and edge.
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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