Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Greave

Also called schynbald or jamber. Plate defence for the leg from knee to ankle, initially pro­tecting only the front, but later the whole lower leg. Constructed of two plates hinged together and shaped to the contours of the mus­cle. Schynbald and jamber are used in connection with the earlier type.

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Annellet
The small loops leading from quillions to the blade. Made to protect the finger wrapped over the guard.
Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Crossbow
A horizontal bow set at 90 degrees to the tiller and spanned by mechanical means. Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later…
Yatagan
A long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt; usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly…
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