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 Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later made of steel.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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Counterfeit damascening
Simpler form of damascening. Fine pattern is applied onto a surface of an armor piece.
Finger-Ring
See Annellet.
Pike
Long spear with a small steel head, carried by infantrymen. Metal strips (cheeks) were riveted down the shaft from the point, to reinforce…
Volant-piece
An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.
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