Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Volant-piece

An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.

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Gorget
Also called a collar. Close-fitting plate protecting the neck, throat, and upper chest.
Klappvisier
A modern term for a globular visor worn in Germany in the fourteenth century to accom­pany the basinet; it only covered the…
Mitten gauntlet
A gauntlet with articulated transverse lames cover­ing the fingers, rather than the fingers each being separately pro­tected by a series of…
Main-gauche
Left-handed, parrying dagger used along with a rapier.
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