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,…
Flambards
See Flammards.
Pollaxe
(The preferred spelling to polaxe or poleaxe). A knightly staff weapon, its head being an axehead, usually balanced by a fluke or…
Baculus
In terms of semantics, a baculus is defined as a staff, especially one that symbolizes authority. The term baculus, or baculum, is Latin for staff.…
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