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Old 27th January 2021, 11:28 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Philip
... A crosspiece in the form of a piece of deer antler lashed on with thick rawhide is the blade stop...
Indeed Filipe, a system as old as already in use in Classical Antiquity; Silo Italico (1st-2nd century) already made mention of it in his poems.

(depictions dated XIV and XVI centuries).

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