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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Bardiche
Alsocalled berdiche. A pollaxe with a long, slightly curved blade, principally used in north-eastern Europe.
Cod-piece
Fabric covering for the groin, latterly padded. Its counter­part in armour could be either of mail or, more usually, of plate.
Mace
Metal ball attached to a wooden handle. All steel in the later times. Often a symbol of power.
Pair of Plates
Body defense made from big plates.
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