Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Shield

Defensive article. Has many shapes and sizes. Usually made of wood or metal and a covering such as a leather. Has a handle or several straps to get hung by.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Enarmes
Leather straps for gripping a shield or a buckler.
Lucerne hammer
A staff weapon with a hammer-head balanced by a fluke, popular with Swiss infantry in both the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Bard, or Barding
A term for horse armor, which could be made from a variety of materials, including mail and plate.
Kalus
Whip commonly made of buffalo hide or rattan and fitted to a handle of wood
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