Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Breastplate

Plate armour protecttion for the front of the torso, to the waist. See also plackart.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Coif
Hood of fabric or mail worn under a helmet. By the twelfth century it often incor­porated a ventail.
Gardebras
Armor for the whole arm. Consists of the couter, vambrace and rerebrace.
Hand-and-a-half sword
See bastard sword.
Aclys
Wooden Roman throwing stick with a spiked head; attached to user's arm with a strap which enabled it to be retrieved after it had been thrown.
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