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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Compound-Hilt & Complex-Guard
Term for the many forms of hilts in Renaissance and on some late-Medieval swords. Ususally consist of finger-rings,…
Helm, Great Helm
Helmet surrounding the whole head. Usually consist of 4-5 metal plates riveted together. Worn over a mail or a small steel cap.
Polearm
Also military fork. Consists of two parts - a long haft and a head. Head comes in many forms - most often two parallel or slightly "V"…
Volant-piece
An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.
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