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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Bracer
Early fourteenth century form of defence for the lower arm; also a term for an archer's arm guard to protect the forearm from the bowstring.
Pommel nut
Also pommel bolt or tang nut. Capstan rivet sometimes included in pommels.
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
Flanged mace
By the middle ages, many European maces were all metal construction. Flanges, spikes, and similar pointed protrusions were added to combat plate…
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