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Arbalest
Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
Mitten gauntlet
A gauntlet with articulated transverse lames cover­ing the fingers, rather than the fingers each being separately pro­tected by a series of…
Tassets
Overlapping plates covering the joint of the haunch part in a full- armor.
Kapak
Small throwing axe consists of a tanged metal head fitted into a flat wooden handle.
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