Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Volant-piece

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

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Brigandine
Form of coat-of-plates with hundreds of small plates, partially covering each other. Mobile yet protective.
Cut-and-Thrust Sword
Quite thin, tapered sword with compound hilts suitable for fingered grip.
Riser
Opposite of a fuller. Makes a sword more rigid yet with a flixible spine.
Tabard
Similar to a surcoat. Made from front and back parts laced together. Could be tightened or left loose.
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