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.

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Alsocalled berdiche. A pollaxe with a long, slightly curved blade, principally used in north-eastern Europe.
Falling buffe
Hinged, face part of a helmet. Can be secured by a leather strap and has flexible lames so it can be lowered for better…
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
Slow match
A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.

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