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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Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Cuirbouilli
Tough leather for making armor.
Polaxe
See Pollaxe. See also Hache.
Skull
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
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