Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Elbow gauntlet
The cuff of this gauntlet reaches the elbow, replac­ing both the lower cannon of the vambrace and the couter.
Pair of Plates
Body defense made from big plates.
Town-Sword
See Small-Sword.
Ventail
An integral flap of mail attached to the coif in the thirteenth century; it could be drawn across the mouth to protect the lower face.
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