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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Helm, Great Helm
Helmet surrounding the whole head. Usually consist of 4-5 metal plates riveted together. Worn over a mail or a small steel cap.
Pollaxe
(The preferred spelling to polaxe or poleaxe). A knightly staff weapon, its head being an axehead, usually balanced by a fluke or…
Stechhelm
A 'frog-mouthed' form of great helm which was worn specifically for Gestesch, bolted to the breastplate.
Hasta
The hasta was the Roman trusting spear. It was carried by the units called triarii in Republic times. Marius military reforms made the pilum the…
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