Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Vambrace

Armor covering the forearm.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Foible
Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.
Pike
Long spear with a small steel head, carried by infantrymen. Metal strips (cheeks) were riveted down the shaft from the point, to reinforce…
Polaxe
See Pollaxe. See also Hache.
Tang
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
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