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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Broadsword
Term usually stands for Medieval swords which is, in fact, wrong. This misnomer comes from Victorian collectors of the early 19th century.
Foible
Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.
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.
Hasta
The hasta was the Roman trusting spear. It was carried by the units called triarii in Republic times. Marius military reforms made the pilum the…
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