Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Spurs

Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type; rowel spurs date from the very late thir­teenth century.

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Burgonet
A light, open-faced helmet popular in the sixteenth century as an alternative to the close-helmet for light cavalry. It was usually…
Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Cod-piece
Fabric covering for the groin, latterly padded. Its counter­part in armour could be either of mail or, more usually, of plate.
Spaudler
A light laminated defence protecting the point of the shoulder and top of the arm, especially popular in Germany.
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