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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Grip
The handle of a sword. Mostly made of wire, leather, wood, ivory, bone or horn. Also a method of holding a sword.
Lame
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
Mace
Metal ball attached to a wooden handle. All steel in the later times. Often a symbol of power.
Skull
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
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