The cinquedea is a civilian short sword (or long dagger). The name means "five fingers", and it describes the width of the blade next to the guard. The blade was heavy, about 45 cm (15 in) in length, and tapered to a somewhat rounded point. There were typically several fullers along the wider sides of the blade to lighten the weapon. This weapon was varied in size, being anywhere in size from 10" to 28". It was used primarily as a thrusting weapon.
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