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What was halberd especially effective against?
Mounted cavalry. The halberd was quite versatile in battle, but it was especially effective against cavalry. The hook opposite the axe head was used to pull horsemen to the ground. Its versatility made the halberd a court bodyguard weapon for centuries.
For which fencing weapon this type of grip is not used?
Sabre. French grip optimize hitting with the point of the sword (a 'thrust'), which is the only way to score a touch with a foil or épée. In sabre this grip would be uncomfortable, as cuts are used.
What was the name of the short sword used by Roman legionaries?
Gladius hispanic. A fully equipped Roman legionary (after the reforms of Gaius Marius) was armed with a shield (scutum), one or two javelins (pilau), a sword (Gladius), often a dagger (pugio), and, perhaps in the later empire period, darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, soldiers threw javelins to disable the enemy's shields and disrupt enemy formations before engaging in close combat, for which they drew the Gladius. All Gladius types appear to have been suitable for cutting and chopping as well as thrusting.
What was the typical weight of a longsword?
1.2 to 1.6 kg. A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1.2 to 1.6 kg .
Which weapon was formerly used in Europe at the fencing sparrings?
Foil with its stipulated rules (such as priority of attack) was the only weapon used at sparrings. At the same time, in real duels an épée was used, and no such rules were observed. Hence, an experienced fencer could lose his life to a relatively weak opponent.
Which weapon does not match the others?
Saber. The saber has a single-edged, curved blade similar to the other listed types of white weapons.However, there is a difference - there is an external arc of the blade in the saber sword. Meanwhile, all the others - see photo - have blades on the inside.