Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Forte'

Also prime or fort. Special (Renaissance) term for the lower part of a blade. Does most of the parrying and has more strength and control.

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Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Cabasset
Open-faced helmet with a specific almond shaped top (also called a pear shape) with a little point. Most popular with foot…
Hagbush
See Arquebus.
Quaddara
Straight-bladed sword, often inlaid with gold; hilt is of horn with no guard.
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