Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Mail

Type of armor made from small metal rings. Is flexible but insufficient vs. thrusts (therefore usually worn with a tough padding underneath).

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Breaths
Holes or slits in the visor of a helmet or the lames of a falling buffe or bevor, for ventilation; also…
Corslet
Also spelt corselet. A light half- armour popular in the six­teenth century for general military use (for example, for town…
Coat-armor
Top-covering piece of clothing. Popular in tournaments where it presented the beholder’s coat of arms.
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
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