Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arbalest
Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
Great-Sword
Infantry sword with a form of a longsword. Had to be used with both hands. Blade was flat and wide, hexagonal and…
Bayonet
At the end of the seventeenth century the French introduced the socket bayonet. This contained a sleeve fitting round the barrel and was locked…
Gamboised
A padded defense made of linen, flax or other fabric, sometimes reinforced and studded. Gamboised cuisses were often worn as an early addition to…
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