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.

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Cowter
See Couter.
Fuller
A shallow flute in the middle of one or both sides of a blade. Lightens the sword and makes it stronger and somewhat flexible.…
Target
A round shield, mounted on the arm, used throughout history. Most targets were large (30 - 36”) and made of wood, but in the…
Hasta
The hasta was the Roman trusting spear. It was carried by the units called triarii in Republic times. Marius military reforms made the pilum the…
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