Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Gorget

Also called a collar. Close-fitting plate protecting the neck, throat, and upper chest.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Cuirass
Also called pair of curates. Full-coverage, plate body- armor. Consists of breastplate, backplate, and sometimes …
Pommel
Also called pummel. A variously shaped counterweight to the sword blade, riveted to the end of the sword tang above' the …
Spurs
Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type;…
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
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