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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Haft
Wooden part of a polearm.
Stechhelm
A 'frog-mouthed' form of great helm which was worn specifically for Gestesch, bolted to the breastplate.
Arnis
Italian for "harness", the historical term for being "in armour".
Baculus
In terms of semantics, a baculus is defined as a staff, especially one that symbolizes authority. The term baculus, or baculum, is Latin for staff.…
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