Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Armour

Usually metal pieces made specially for their purpose - to protect their wearer's body against thrust, stabs and any other kind of attacks. Comprises of many parts and comes in many forms.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Gauntlet
Armored glove mostly consisting of a single plate for the back of the hand and a smaller and flexible part of overlapping plates for the fingers. See…
Plackart
Part of armor. Covers the wearer's lower rib and stomach area. Attached with straps which allows better flexibility.
'Spanish' morion
See cabasset and morion.
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