Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Ailette
A flat plate of leather or parchment (square, round or diamond-shaped) which tied to the point of the shoulder. Worn be­tween 1250-1350 to…
Glaive
A broad-bladed, single-edged polearm. Mostly an 18” butcher-knife on a 6 - 7’ pole.
Target
A round shield, mounted on the arm, used throughout history. Most targets were large (30 - 36”) and made of wood, but in the…
Doublet
A man's close-fitting jacket with or without sleeves, worn chiefly from the 14th to 16th centuries.
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