Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Flanged mace

By the middle ages, many European maces were all metal construction. Flanges, spikes, and similar pointed protrusions were added to combat plate and mail armor. The force of a blow, concentrated on the tip of a flange or spike, was very effective at denting and piercing armor.

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Cuisse
Armor protecting thighs.
Foible
Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.
Pauldron
Plate armor for shoulders from several overlapping pieces.
Partizan
See Partisan.
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