baselard


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baselard

(ˈbæsəˌlɑːd)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a historical (predominantly 13th–17th century) short Swiss sword with a distinctive crescent-shaped pommel and crossguard
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14), and the class of edged weapons known as baselards (36) (which, like the cinquedea, could vary in size considerably, so that some might be considered long daggers and others short swords).