Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Back

The no-cutting part opposite the blade. Double-edged swords has no back.

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Jack
Poor coat from layered fabric or leather will little plates inserted and stitched between the layers.
Kite-shaped shield
A large, elon­gated triangular shield with a rounded top used throughout Europe from the tenth to the thir­teenth century, commonly…
Mitten gauntlet
A gauntlet with articulated transverse lames cover­ing the fingers, rather than the fingers each being separately pro­tected by a series of…
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.
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