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The dussack was a type of combination utility blade / weapon similar to a messer or a modern machete, with the exception that it usually had a pronounced saber-like curve and a special unique type of hand protection in the form of a knucklebow created by extending the tang and curving it up around the hand. A short, broad bladed weapon suitable for cutting and slicing, with good hand-protection making it pretty effective for defence in spite of its short size, the Dussack also has a partial false-edge and could be used with sophisticated martial-arts techniques. The dussack was a weapon indigenous to Bohemia and the North / Eastern reaches of the Holy Roman Empire in the Medieval period, and became better known in time for a sparring version made of leather and wood which became a very popular training simulator for the fechtchules (fencing `schools) of the German fencing tradition. Dussack trainers were used to simulate basically every type of single-edged weapon

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Czech Dussack, early 17th Century. This may be a rehilted saber blade.

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