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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Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Pike
Long spear with a small steel head, carried by infantrymen. Metal strips (cheeks) were riveted down the shaft from the point, to reinforce…
Skull
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.
Walking-Sword
See Small-Sword.
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