Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Crossbow

A horizontal bow set at 90 degrees to the tiller and spanned by mechanical means. Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later made of steel. See also Arbalest.

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Guard chains
Chains which linked the breastplate with the sword, dagger and great helm to.
Volant-piece
An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.
Badelaire
Sword with a heavy, curved blade and S-shaped quillions; used during the 16th century.
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
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