Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Lance rest

A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Klappvisier
A modern term for a globular visor worn in Germany in the fourteenth century to accom­pany the basinet; it only covered the…
Lucerne hammer
A staff weapon with a hammer-head balanced by a fluke, popular with Swiss infantry in both the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Shoulder
The corner part of a sword. Connects a blade to a tang.
Gamboised
A padded defense made of linen, flax or other fabric, sometimes reinforced and studded. Gamboised cuisses were often worn as an early addition to…
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