Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Great-Sword

Infantry sword with a form of a longsword. Had to be used with both hands. Blade was flat and wide, hexagonal and narrow, or diamond-shaped. Very effective vs. light armor.

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Blade
The length of steel that forms a sword.
'Maximilian' armour
A modern term applied to the style of early sixteenth century armour charac­terized by narrow, parallel fluting, popular during the…
Plackart
Part of armor. Covers the wearer's lower rib and stomach area. Attached with straps which allows better flexibility.
Great bascinet
Late 14th early 15th century version of the bascinet where the mail aventail was replaced with two steel plates, one in the front and one in back.
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