Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Cuisse

Armor protecting thighs.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Cuirass
Also called pair of curates. Full-coverage, plate body- armor. Consists of breastplate, backplate, and sometimes …
Guard chains
Chains which linked the breastplate with the sword, dagger and great helm to.
Ball & chain
Type of flail; consists of a metal ball attached to a short wooden handle by a chain.
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
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