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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Ailette
A flat plate of leather or parchment (square, round or diamond-shaped) which tied to the point of the shoulder. Worn be­tween 1250-1350 to…
Mail
Type of armor made from small metal rings. Is flexible but insufficient vs. thrusts (therefore usually worn with a tough padding…
Morning star
Also called morgenstern. A form of spiked club , popular in the early sixteenth century.
Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
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