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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Arbalest
Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
Brigandine
Form of coat-of-plates with hundreds of small plates, partially covering each other. Mobile yet protective.
Falchion
Single-edged sword with a heavy and towards the tip widening blade. Similar to a meat cleaver. Used mostly by infantry. Balanced…
Riser
Opposite of a fuller. Makes a sword more rigid yet with a flixible spine.
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