Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Great bascinet

Late 14th early 15th century version of the bascinet where the mail aventail was replaced with two steel plates, one in the front and one in back.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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A shallow flute in the middle of one or both sides of a blade. Lightens the sword and makes it stronger and somewhat flexible.…
Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.
German Reitschwert
See Backsword.
Plate armor for shoulders from several overlapping pieces.

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