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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Arquebus
Also called Harquebus, Hackbut or Hagbush. A short gun used by infantry throughout the sixteenth and early seventeenth…
Backplate
Plate armour defence for the back.
Couter
Also spelt cowter. Plate armor protecting the elbow.
Jerkin
1. a short, close-fitting coat or jacket, often sleeveless, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries 2. a short, sleeveless vest worn by women and girls
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