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

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arming sword
Also short sword. Single-handed weapon which looks like a simple longsword. Attached to the a knight’s belt.
Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Jamber
See Greave.
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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