Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Cuirass

Also called pair of curates. Full-coverage, plate body- armor. Consists of breastplate, backplate, and sometimes tassets.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Buckler
Small and round hand- shield (9 – 18 inches in diameter) with a single handle or two enarmes. Has long spikes or hooks on its front,…
Riser
Opposite of a fuller. Makes a sword more rigid yet with a flixible spine.
Arnis
Italian for "harness", the historical term for being "in armour".
Gada
A gaff was and still is a hand-held metal hook with a sharp tip used to latch onto an object, usually for the purposes of moving it. Most commonly,…
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