Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Backplate

Plate armour defence for the back.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Buckler
Small and round hand- shield (9 – 18 inches in diameter) with a single handle or two enarmes. Has long spikes or hooks on its front,…
Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Flanged mace
By the middle ages, many European maces were all metal construction. Flanges, spikes, and similar pointed protrusions were added to combat plate…
Footman's lance
The footman's lance was essentially a spear used solely for thrusting. Generally, lances were considered to be a cavalry weapon but foot soldiers…
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