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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Compound-Hilt & Complex-Guard
Term for the many forms of hilts in Renaissance and on some late-Medieval swords. Ususally consist of finger-rings,…
Kite-shaped shield
A large, elon­gated triangular shield with a rounded top used throughout Europe from the tenth to the thir­teenth century, commonly…
Lammellar
Form of armor. Consist of small metal plates stitched together.
Iwatajinga
Club consisting of a stone head attached to a wooden handle.
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