Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Pavise

Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises were equipped with a prop to support them.

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Also called Harquebus, Hackbut or Hagbush. A short gun used by infantry throughout the sixteenth and early seventeenth…
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Hauberk ending between crotch and the middle of the wearer’s thigh. Has a sharp dagger-like hem.
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