Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bevor

Also called bavier or buffe. A chin-shaped defense for the lower face, incorporating a gorget plate. The buffe was an early six­teenth century variant, worn strapped to an open-faced helmet such as the burgonet. See also fall­ing buffe.

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Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Foible
Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.
Stechhelm
A 'frog-mouthed' form of great helm which was worn specifically for Gestesch, bolted to the breastplate.
Quadrelle
Small mace with four blades.
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