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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Grip
The handle of a sword. Mostly made of wire, leather, wood, ivory, bone or horn. Also a method of holding a sword.
Umbo
See Boss.
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…
Gamboised
A padded defense made of linen, flax or other fabric, sometimes reinforced and studded. Gamboised cuisses were often worn as an early addition to…
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