Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Foible

Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Class of siege engines designed to throw spears and heavy bolts.
Elbow gauntlet
The cuff of this gauntlet reaches the elbow, replac­ing both the lower cannon of the vambrace and the couter.
See Greave.

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