Exploring History
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Exploring History

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This Guy Replaced His Hand With A Knife

If you were a Longobard man in Medieval Italy, there were many ways you could lose your right hand.
An enemy chops it off with his sword, or you mangle it while working in your blacksmith shop. You fall from your horse and the fracture is so bad a doctor thinks it best to amputate. Or maybe having your hand cut off is your punishment for…



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Giulia Montanari

Thirty-something public registrar in Italy. Can’t parallel park to save my life. Join Medium with my referral link: https://medium.com/@tanarx/membership