Development of European Arms and Armor
Educational charts of arms and armor, prepared by Bashford Dean, ill. by S.J. Rowland and Hashime Murayama. European armor, helmets, breastplates, gauntlets, shields, swords, pole arms, spurs, crossbows and bows and guns - the development of their common forms during the centuries.
Hunting is unimaginable without fine and reliable equipment. The best tool to skin hunted game or cut its meat with is a hunting knife. Present day market offers many variations depending on their origin and adaptations. However, all of them should be reliable and firm enough to deal with uneasy conditions of wild nature. In order to be always able to utilize their potential it is necessary to keep them sharp and clean.
Crossbow is easier to aim with and furthermore releases its projectile with significantly bigger draw force than a traditional bow. The improvement already known by ancient Chinese made it efficient and threatening weapon of medieval battlefields but also usable for hunting. Crossbows still have their place in present shooting sports or military and their ammunition is not ordinary arrows but bolts (sometimes called quarrels) featured with metal tips.
What is the difference between normal and forged sword blade?
The 54SiCr6 spring steel from which the sword blades are produced, have a high fatigue resistance. The chromium and silicon alloyed steel has high stability, hardness and abrasion resistance. A mold is filled with a prescribed composition of metals and these are then melted into an ingot in the steelworks. It is then rolled out to the required steel thickness. During hot rolling, the material becomes compact or denser (the crystalline structure is homogenized).