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Axes & Clubs
Battle Axe (Torvaldslander)
This weapon is described as a single-bladed axe of steel, with a blade of anywhere from 8 to 14 inches in width, and is mounted on a thick wooden handle usually has a wrist thong attached to the end the handle, which enables it to be more easily retained during combat. This weapon first appears in the series in book #8, Marauders of Gor.

Great Axe (Torvaldslander)
This weapon is similar to the Torvaldslander Battle Axe, except it is much larger, with a handle up to four feet in length. The axe blade is also much larger, and this weapon is used two-handed. Occasionally these axes will be double-headed. This weapon makes its first appearance in the series in book #8, Marauders of Gor.

War Club (Red savages)
A carved, shaped club of wood or bone, often mounted with a stone or metal head of some sort. This weapon is probably approximately two to three feet in length. This weapon is mentioned in book #18, Blood Brothers of Gor.

Shields & Helms
Gorean Warrior's Shield (noun)
A circular shaped shield; made of several layers of bosk's hide generally seven to nine layers thick stretched over a lightweight framework of wood or horn, generally about twenty-four to thirty-six inches in diameter. The shield is often banded with strips of iron to further strengthen it. The shield, thought seemingly small, is sufficient in size to protect the areas where a fatal blow may be struck, yet it may also be used as a covering in sever weather. It is worn upon the user's arm, usually the left one, and is carried slung across the back while traveling. The shield is usually painted and sometimes carries a design or device that denotes the warriors city-state.

Turian Shield
The morning sun flashed from their helmets, their long tharlarion lances, the metal embossments on their oval shields, unlike the rounded shields of most Gorean cities. Nomads of Gor, page 113

Common Helmets
Above the shield was a suspended helmet, again reminiscent of a Greek helmet, perhaps of the Homeric period. It had a somewhat 'Y'-shaped slot for the eyes, nose, and mouth in the nearly solid metal. Tarnsman of Gor, page 22 ...and the simple helmet, innocent of insignia, with empty crest plate, of curved iron with its "Y"-like opening, and cushioned with rolls of leather. Raiders of Gor, page 68

Northern Helmets
The helmets of the north are commonly conical, with a nose-guard, that can slip up and down. At the neck and sides, attached by rings, usually hangs a mantle of linked chain. The helmet of Thorgard him-self, however, covered his neck and the sides of his face. It was horned. Marauders of Gor, page 73
Helmet of the Wagon Peoples
...he wore a conical, fur-rimmed iron helmet, a net of colored chains depending from the helmet protecting his face, leaving only holes for the eyes. Nomads of Gor, page 10

Captain's Helmet
To be sure, carved in wood, high on the chair, was the helmet with crest of sleen-fur, the mark of the captain, ... Marauders of Gor, page 6
Assassin's Helmet
All were silent. I wore the garb of the Caste of Assassins, and on the left temple of the black helmet was the golden slash of the messenger. Tarnsman of Gor, page 192

Misc. Weapons
The favored weapon of the Warriors of Wagon People. The bolo consists of three long leather straps, each about 5 feet in length, terminating in a leather sack which contains, a heavy rounded metal weight. Developed for hunting, it also can be used as a weapon of war. Thrown low the long straps, with their approximate ten-foot sweep, strike the victim and the weighted balls, whip about the victim's legs, entangling and tightening the straps. Thrown high it can pin a man's arms to his sides; thrown at the throat it can strangle him; thrown at the head the whipping weights can crush his skull. Once a victim is entangled with the bolo, another weapon is then utilized to dispatch the victim. This weapon first appears in book #4, Nomads of Gor.

Spiked Hand Wraps
heavy cloth or leather strips bound about the hand, with projecting spikes which cover the wearer's knuckles. Described in book #14, Fighting Slave of Gor.

Spiked Leather
A pair of spiked leather balls which are worn upon the hands of gladiatorial fighters; the spikes of these devices can be very long. Mentioned in book #14, Fighting Slave of Gor.
Knife Gauntlets
A pair of thick leather gauntlets, upon which are mounted crescent shaped knife blades. Sometimes used by gladiators in arena combats. Mentioned in book #14, Fighting Slave of Gor.

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