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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Compound-Hilt & Complex-Guard
Term for the many forms of hilts in Renaissance and on some late-Medieval swords. Ususally consist of finger-rings,…
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
Lance rest
A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
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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