Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Poleyn

Armor protecting the knee.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Armour
Usually metal pieces made specially for their purpose - to protect their wearer's body against thrust, stabs and any other kind of attacks. Comprises…
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.…
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
Ox mace
Mace made of metal; head was shaped like that of an ox's and often had holes in the nostrils so that it whistled when swung.
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