Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Guige

Strap which holds a shield up the shoulders or neck.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Bardiche
Alsocalled berdiche. A pollaxe with a long, slightly curved blade, principally used in north-eastern Europe.
Klappvisier
A modern term for a globular visor worn in Germany in the fourteenth century to accom­pany the basinet; it only covered the…
Pommel
Also called pummel. A variously shaped counterweight to the sword blade, riveted to the end of the sword tang above' the …
Shield
Defensive article. Has many shapes and sizes. Usually made of wood or metal and a covering such as a leather. Has a handle or several straps to get…
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