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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Cross
Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.
Flammards
Also flambards. Two-handed swords with a certain wave or with a flamed blade.
Rerebrace
Armor protecting the upper arm.
Tang
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
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