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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Backplate
Plate armour defence for the back.
Great-Sword
Infantry sword with a form of a longsword. Had to be used with both hands. Blade was flat and wide, hexagonal and…
Polaxe
See Pollaxe. See also Hache.
Spurs
Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type;…
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