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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Byrnie
Mail shirt with elbow-length sleeves, ends in the middle of the beholder’s thighs.
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.
Nasal
Plate defence on early medieval helmets, often riveted to the bottom of the skull to cover the nose and middle of the face.
Spangenhelm
A modern German term describing conical helmets constructed of a number of segments riveted together; descended from Late Roman prototypes.
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