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A Misericorde is a long, narrow knife, used in medieval times to deliver the death stroke (the mercy stroke, hence the name of the blade, derived from the Latin misericordia "mercy") to a seriously wounded knight. The blade is thin enough so that it could strike through the gaps between armour plates.

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