Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Boss

Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Aketon
Quilted piece of clothing worn under armor, made to devour strokes.
Buff-coat
Heavy coat from buff-leather worn alone for light protection or under armor.
Helmet
Armor protecting the head. Comes in many forms.
Quillions
Special (Renaissance) term for two straight or curved cross-guards (front and back). Called just cross or guard when on Medieval …
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