Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bard, or Barding

A term for horse armor, which could be made from a variety of materials, including mail and plate.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Close-helmet
Helmet which, with a full visor and bevor, com­pletely encloses the head and face; modern use of the term tends to refer…
Coif
Hood of fabric or mail worn under a helmet. By the twelfth century it often incor­porated a ventail.
Nasal
Plate defence on early medieval helmets, often riveted to the bottom of the skull to cover the nose and middle of the face.
Polearm
Also military fork. Consists of two parts - a long haft and a head. Head comes in many forms - most often two parallel or slightly "V"…
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