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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Forte'
Also prime or fort. Special (Renaissance) term for the lower part of a blade. Does most of the parrying and has more…
Gauntlet
Armored glove mostly consisting of a single plate for the back of the hand and a smaller and flexible part of overlapping plates for the fingers. See…
Tassets
Overlapping plates covering the joint of the haunch part in a full- armor.
Ancus
Indian elephant goad; vary greatly in size from about 40 to 120 centimeters in length; shorter ones were used by riders, while the longer versions…
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