Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Coat-armor

Top-covering piece of clothing. Popular in tournaments where it presented the beholder’s coat of arms.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Aventail
A curtain of mail attached by means of staples (ver-velles) around the base of a helmet (especially the basinet ), and…
Bill
Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks.…
Falchion
Single-edged sword with a heavy and towards the tip widening blade. Similar to a meat cleaver. Used mostly by infantry. Balanced…
Gamboised
A padded defense made of linen, flax or other fabric, sometimes reinforced and studded. Gamboised cuisses were often worn as an early addition to…
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