Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Aventail

A curtain of mail attached by means of staples (ver-velles) around the base of a helmet (especially the basinet ), and covering the shoulders. Also called camail (a French term).

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Ballock dagger
Also kidney dagger. Has a double-egded blade with a fuller in its center. Hilt made of wood, horn or sometimes ivory. Has two kidney shaped…
Lame
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
Rondel
A disc of metal fitted to daggers or staff weapons to protect the user's hand, and to the rear of armets to protect the…
Sax
Also saex. Long and heavy single-edged knife prefered by the Nordic peoples. Saxes could up to 3 ft in length, and hilted like …
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